30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
6
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
7
Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
8
Trier, Germany
— 1 day
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Prague is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Prague due to the time zone difference. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, thencontemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Latran houses
Latran houses

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Mirabell Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Peterskirche. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Albertina. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online travel planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Roman Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Cathedral. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow online visit planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
We've included these beaches for you: Sopot Beach and Brzezno Beach. Get outdoors at Stogi Beach and Sobieszewo Beach. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately Malbork away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, enjoy the sand and surf at Jelitkowo Beach, stop by Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, thenexamine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), thendelve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trier online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gdansk to Trier takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berlin online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Trier to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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