28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Salvador, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
End: Salvador, Brazil

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Gendarmenmarkt. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin route builder website .

Salvador, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Berlin is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Room Escape Games
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Spas. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary app .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, then examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gokarting Center.

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Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rathaus and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, make a trip to Rathausplatz, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna visit site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Room Escape Games

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 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip builder tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

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Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

7
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Titlis and Mt Pilatus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. January in Lucerne sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zurich, Parasailing & Paragliding, Grindelwald-First, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Parasailing & Paragliding

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