34 days in Central Europe Itinerary

34 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), wander the streets of Old Town, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Gdansk is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get colder in Gdansk: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Beach
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Polish Aviation Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Cathedral and Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

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Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

4
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Chateau de Chillon and Castle of Gruyeres will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Venture out of the city with trips to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Geneva (Bains des Paquis, The Geneva Water Fountain, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and view the masterpieces at Espace Quai1.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lausanne route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Lausanne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Geneva, Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Titlis and Mt Pilatus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Lion Monument). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Popular historic sites such as Linderhof Palace and Andechs Monastery are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Zugspitze and Altstadt von Fuessen. Venture out of the city with trips to Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Wies Church (in Steingaden) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariae Heimsuchung Kirche.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planning tool .

Drive from Zurich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Wies Church, Starnberger See, Schloss Linderhof, Altstadt von Fuessen
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bamberg Altstadt and Bamberger Dom. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Town Walls and Würzburg Residence. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Burg Katzenstein (in Dischingen), Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke & Marienburg Fortress) and Altes Rathaus (in Bamberg). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Bamberg, Burg Katzenstein
Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Pillnitz Castle & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Hohnstein Castle (in Hohnstein), Basteigebiet (in Lohmen) and Motorradausstellung (in Zschopau). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freiberger Obermarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehl Terrace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Dresden sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohnstein Castle, Motorradausstellung, Freiberger Obermarkt, Basteigebiet
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and St Barbara's Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lesser Town and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Ossuary / The Cemetery Church (in Kutna Hora) and Pilsner Urquell Brewery (in Pilsen). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Hradcany, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
St Barbara's Church
St Barbara's Church

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Setouts, explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael Archangel, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Joseph, contemplate the long history of Nové Hrady, then pause for some serene contemplation at Czechoslovak Hussite Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov route planner .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ceske Budejovice, The State Chateau of Hluboká, Nové Hrady, Chapel of St. Joseph, Church of St. Michael Archangel
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peterskirche Wien and Melk Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albertina and Ringstrasse. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Peterskirche Wien ©
Peterskirche Wien
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

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