20 days in Central Europe Itinerary

20 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Regina, Canada
Fly + Train:  20 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Regina, Canada

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, head outdoors with Strandbar Mitte, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, then take a stroll around Haus am Waldsee, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary builder.

Regina, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, see the interesting displays at Illusion Art Museum Prague - IAM Prague, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planning website.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Krakow itinerary builder.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Andrassy Avenue and Heroes' Square will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take a stroll through Vaci Street, take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 29th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich road trip app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 1st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen and then look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online road trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Wildlife Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

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