31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Krakow, Poland

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally stop by Kacper Ryx Historical Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker website.

Amritsar, India to Krakow is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Krakow. When traveling from Amritsar in January, plan for cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallery of Steel Figures and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's much more to do: stop by Lesser Town, take a stroll through Hradcany, contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Potsdamer Platz and Topography of Terror. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Klassenfeind Gallery. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin day trip site.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally see the interesting displays at Toy Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Rietberg and Bourbaki Panorama. Get some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Seebad Eich (in Eich) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Munich, Germany

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich trip maker tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

3
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Visit Schloss Hellbrunn and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Hallstatt (Parish of the Assumption & Badestrand Hallstatt). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
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Vienna, Austria

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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna journey maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

5
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). For shopping fun, head to Central Market Hall or Vaci Street. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, shop like a local with Koller Gallery, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas