25 days in Czech Republic, Ukraine & Bavaria Itinerary

25 days in Czech Republic, Ukraine & Bavaria Itinerary

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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Karlstejn, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Drive to Václav Havel Airport Prague, Fly to Lviv International Airport, Drive to Truskavets
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Truskavets, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Zhytomyr, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Neumuenster. Let the collections at Fortress Marienberg and Memorium Nuremberg Trials capture your imagination. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planning website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Nuremberg Airport, Stuttgart Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. March in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Schwangau, Germany

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Alpseebad, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau route planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Schwangau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Schwangau are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and BMW Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Church and Frauenkirche. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kutna Hora.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

City of Silver

A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bohemian Museum of Silver and St Barbara's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sedlec Ossuary and Vlassky dvur. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutna Hora: Mlada Boleslav (Letecke muzeum MetodEje Vlacha, SKODA Museum, &more), Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny (in Senohraby) and Polabske Narodopisne Museum Prerov nad Labem (in Prerov nad Labem). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Zamek Zdar nad Sazavou, examine the collection at Film Legends Museum PodEbrady, take in the spiritual surroundings of Římskokatolická Farnost - Arciděkanství Kutná Hora, and wander the streets of Historicke Centrum Kutne Hory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutna Hora trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Munich to Kutna Hora in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Kutna Hora sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pilsen.

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pilsen, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

Little Prague

The birthplace of one of the world's favorite beer brands, Pilsen features a compact city center packed with museums, galleries, churches, restaurants, and pubs.
Sklarna Annin and Brewery Museum in Pilsen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Bartholomew's Cathedral and Pilsen Historical Underground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pilsen: Museum of historical motorcycles Kasperske Hory (in Kasperske Hory) and Sovi voliery (in Borova Lada). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puppet Museum (Muzeum Loutek), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Synagogue, engage your brain at Techmania Science Center, and find something for the whole family at DinoPark Plzen.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pilsen route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kutna Hora to Pilsen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Karlstejn.

Things to do in Pilsen

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Karlstejn, Czech Republic

— 1 night
The site of one of Europe's most visited medieval castles, the small market town of Karlstejn sits in a densely forested region just a short drive west of Prague.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Wax Museum Karlstejn and then step into the grandiose world of Karlstejn Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karlstejn road trip tool.

Drive from Pilsen to Karlstejn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Karlstejn, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Truskavets.

Things to do in Karlstejn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Truskavets, Ukraine

— 1 night
Truskavets is a city in western Ukraine's Lviv Oblast (region), near the border with Poland. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Wooden Church, explore the activities along The Spring №1, look for all kinds of wild species at Landscape Park Podgorye, then see the interesting displays at Art Museum Mikhail Bilas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Resort Truskavets.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Truskavets day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Karlstejn to Truskavets with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Karlstejn to Truskavets. In March, daytime highs in Truskavets are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Truskavets

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Lviv, Ukraine

— 1 night

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, visit Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lviv vacation planning app.

You can drive from Truskavets to Lviv in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zhytomyr.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Zhytomyr, Ukraine

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, examine the collection at Zhytomyr Nature Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael Archangel Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Memorial House Museum of S.P. Korolyova.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zhytomyr trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Zhytomyr in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zhytomyr

Museums · Historic Sites

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Pilsen Region travel guide

4.2
Breweries · Historic Sites · Churches
Combining busy urban destinations, quaint towns, and wide areas of untouched nature, Plzen Region offers everything you need for an all-encompassing Czech holiday. If you're looking for historical monuments, visit the area's numerous castles and chateaus, and stop by its spa resorts for a relaxing treatment. The forests and national parks here are a great destination for those who like to spend time outdoors. Plzen, the area's largest city, has a long and prosperous history as its industrial and cultural center. The city's location and affluence has attracted people of different cultures over the centuries, as you can clearly see in the diverse architecture. The city's German name is Pilsen, a word every beer lover in the world is familiar with.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Zhytomyr Oblast travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Castles · Parks
Zhytomyr Oblast is an oblast of northern Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Zhytomyr. Population:HistoryThe oblast was created as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on September 22, 1937 out of territories of Vinnytsia and Kiev oblasts as well as two border okrugs of Kiev Oblast - Korosten Okrug and Novohrad-Volynsky Okrug.The oblast covers territories of the historic regions of Polesia, Volhynia, and Podolia, which are reflected on the oblast's coat of arms.GeographyThe total area of the Zhytomyr Oblast is 29832km2.Among the points of interest it is important to mention the following sites that were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine: Church of Saint Basil the Great (Ovruch) Stone village state preserve Korolev Memorial Astronautical Museum The Museum of Ukrainian home icons, which is the only one in Europe, is situated in the Zhytomyr Oblast. It is located in Radomyshl, a small town, about 90 km away from Kiev. The Museum is the part of the Radomysl Castle historical and cultural complex. It was founded by Olga Bogomolets.

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