33 days in Central Europe Itinerary

33 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Warsaw is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

3
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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krakow travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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 ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
On the 8th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning tool .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna route website .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bled.

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
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Take a break from Bled with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Bovec, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, walk around Zdraviliski Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bled attractions planner.

Fly from Vienna to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. August in Bled sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
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.
Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip planning app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

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

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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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