31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
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, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Budapest journey 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Budapest reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary site .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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 the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Prague to Oswiecim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krakow online day trip planner .

Getting from Oswiecim to Krakow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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