31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get into the urban bustle at European Square, browse the different shops at Zlote Tarasy, revel in the low prices at Zaklady Ceramiczne BOLESLAWIEC, thendon't miss a visit to Nowy Swiat, thenpick up some local products at Fish Market, and finally stop by Cotton Ball Lights. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, browse for treasures at Lapidarium, thenget into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally walk around Pole Mokotowskie.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in July; daily highs in Warsaw reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Zaklady Ceramiczne BOLESLAWIEC ©
Zaklady Ceramiczne BOLESLAWIEC
Nowy Swiat ©
Nowy Swiat

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally stop by Maria's Hat Shop. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, thenget your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Head to Artel and Kunstkomorafor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Charles Bridge and Staromestske namesti. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague vacation planning website.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Boxoffberlin and Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)for plenty of shopping. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, stop by Potsdamer Platz, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, thendon't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and then don't miss a visit to Hauptbahnhof. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Market Oerlikon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Viktualienmarkt and English Garden. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ingo Maurer Showroom and Markt am Wiener Platz. There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning site.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Shop till you drop at Getreidegasse and Schranne Market. Attractions like Mirabell Palace and Residenzgalerie Salzburg make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and buy something for everyone on your list at EUROPARK.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg tour planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take a stroll through Mariahilfer Strasse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna journey app.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

5
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.
Attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and Vaci Street make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Central Market Hall and Koller Galleryfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, shop like a local with Andrassy Avenue, and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vaci Street ©
Vaci Street
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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