29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker site.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Berlin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Toy Museum, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and finally make a trip to Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

4
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nuremberg to Prague by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Palace of Culture and Science, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy).

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Warsaw travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Palace of Culture and Science ©
Palace of Culture and Science

2
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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

Slavic Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, see the interesting displays at Galeria Figur Stalowych, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Thermal Spas

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to DomQuartier Salzburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

3
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, admire the landmark architecture of Bergisel Ski Jump, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Thu), walk around Lindenhofplatz, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Innsbruck in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Zurich, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

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