36 days in Central Europe Itinerary

36 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kolobrzeg, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Fussen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krynica Morska Beach and Debki Beach. Visiting Hel and Sopot Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Malbork (Mennonite Cemetery & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku) and Sacred Heart Church (in Stegna). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), visit Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk route builder app.

Adelaide, Australia to Gdansk is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: high temperatures in Gdansk hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kolobrzeg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malbork, Hel, Debki Beach, Sopot Beach, Krynica Morska Beach
Highlights from your plan
Krynica Morska Beach ©
Krynica Morska Beach
Mennonite Cemetery ©
Mennonite Cemetery
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

4
nights
Kolobrzeg, Poland

Kolobrzeg ©
Get some historical perspective at Kolobrzeg Lighthouse and Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu. Get a sense of the local culture at Kolobrzeg Molo and Kolobrzeg Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolobrzeg: Plaza w Lazach (in Lazy), Tukan Rope Park (in Mielno) and Pogorzelica Beach (in Pogorzelica).

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Kolobrzeg holiday planner.

Drive from Gdansk to Kolobrzeg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kolobrzeg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Kolobrzeg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plaza w Lazach, Tukan Rope Park, Dabki Beach, Miedzywodzie Beach, Pogorzelica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse ©
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse
Kolobrzeg Molo ©
Kolobrzeg Molo
Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu ©
Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bamberg Cathedral and Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and St. George Church. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Marktplatz (in Marktbreit), Bamberg (Flussbad Hainbadestelle & Bamberg Altstadt) and Ochsenfurt (Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, Hauptstrasse mit Fachwerkhauszeile, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historischer Marktplatz, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Kolobrzeg to Rothenburg in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ochsenfurt, Bamberg, Wertheim, Dinkelsbuhl, Marktplatz
Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Old Town ©
Old Town
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim ©
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim

4
nights
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Burgruine Hohenfreyberg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Breitachklamm and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipfelsbach Wasserfall (in Hinterstein), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze & Partnachklamm). There's much more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, contemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg, and step into the grandiose world of Hohes Schloss.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fussen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Fussen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Eisenberg, Oberstdorf, Zipfelsbach Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Hohes Schloss ©
Hohes Schloss
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aare Gorge and Seebad Eich. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Trümmelbachfälle. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Harderkulm (in Interlaken), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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Drive from Fussen to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Aare Gorge, Trümmelbachfälle, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Seebad Eich
Highlights from your plan
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wachau Valley and Burgruine Duernstein. Step off the beaten path and head to Benediktinerstift Göttweig and Wehrkirche St. Michael. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Spitz (Hinterhaus Castle & Burgruine Aggstein), Domane Wachau (in Durnstein) and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Laach (in Maria Laach am Jauerling). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, and admire the striking features of Rathaus.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planning website.

Fly from Lucerne to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spitz, Durnstein, Melk Abbey, Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Wachau Valley
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Benediktinerstift Göttweig ©
Benediktinerstift Göttweig

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Chateau of Hluboká and Latran houses. Holasovice and Castle Rabi will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Tower (in Klatovy), Statni Hrad Landstejn (in Slavonice) and Schwarzenberska Hrobka (in Domanin). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kasperk Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, delve into the distant past at Zřícenina Hradu Choustník, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov route builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holasovice, Black Tower, Kasperk Castle, Zřícenina Hradu Choustník, Statni Hrad Landstejn
Highlights from your plan
Latran houses
Latran houses
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Holasovice ©
Holasovice

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Park Průhonice. Konopiste Castle and Lidice Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Terezin (Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost & Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov), St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora) and Cesky Sternberk Castle (in Cesky Sternberk). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Krivoklat Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, stop by Hradcany, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klaster Milevsko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague online route maker.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Terezin, Park Průhonice, Krivoklat Castle, St Barbara's Church, Cesky Sternberk Castle
Highlights from your plan
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Lidice Memorial ©
Lidice Memorial
Cesky Sternberk Castle ©
Cesky Sternberk Castle

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