29 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asam Church, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then browse the exhibits of Nymphenburg Palace, then take a stroll through Schwabing, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Deutsches Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Munich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 5th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through The Eiger Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and finally appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Grindelwald takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, see La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, take a stroll through Brera District and then take a stroll through Via Lincoln.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Milan takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome journey maker tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Lupanar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, delve into the distant past at Tempio d'Iside, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, then don't miss a visit to Terme del Foro, then explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa del Poeta Tragico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pompeii trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Collezione Storica e degli Archivi Rubelli.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Pompeii to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pompeii in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take a stroll through Steingasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Salzburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), make a trip to Stephansplatz, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and get outside with Donauinsel.

Make your Vienna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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.
Katedrala Svateho Vita and Lesser Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip builder tool .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then sample the tasty concoctions at H. Jakob Forschungsbrauerei und Braustuberl KG, and finally walk around Olympiapark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday planner.

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan ©
Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan
Olympiapark ©
Olympiapark

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