31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, stroll around Prater, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

For maps and tourist information, read Budapest holiday app.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Eger, Hungary

— 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, then examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, and finally explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, do a tasting at Szepasszonyvolgy 46., and then learn about winemaking at Sike Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eger online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eger to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eger in August, expect Krakow to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 17th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw travel route planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get great views at Petřín.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague journey planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then squeeze the most out of the city with Wiseman Free Tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip tool.

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. In August, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

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 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, make a trip to Mozartplatz, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salzburg route website.

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 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and admire the striking features of Asamkirche.

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

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.