29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, laugh and play at Prater, and don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna travel route builder app .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip maker .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatter See
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
When in Munich, make a side trip to see Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Petřín, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow route planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Krakow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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