23 days in Central Europe & Milan Itinerary

23 days in Central Europe & Milan Itinerary

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Start: Berlin, Germany
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
End: Berlin, Germany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Theater. On the 4th (Sat), take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally see a show at National Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dancing House, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally get great views at Petřín.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Prague is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a shuttle. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wiener Riesenrad as well as Wiener Staatsoper. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hunscapes as well as Kiraly Baths. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest journey planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 14th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, take in the views from Triple Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Tivoli Park, stroll through Vintgar Gorge, head off the coast to Bled Island, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then pause for some photo ops at Marian and Holy Trinity Columns, and finally take in the views from Hradecky Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Marian and Holy Trinity Columns
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, enjoy some music at La Casa Maledetta, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan trip site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Egelsee) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online travel planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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