37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis, United States

3
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.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

Planning Berlin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Indianapolis, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Berlin is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana. Prague Astronomical Clock and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

Planning Prague trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. We've included these beaches for you: Vistula River Beach and Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Warsaw by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

4
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.
Let the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Zamek Królewski in Suloszowa, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take an in-depth tour of Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Krakow day trip planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Krakow sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zamek Królewski, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Visit Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Eger Castle in Eger--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Roman Beach, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest journey builder .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Eger Castle
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and MuseumsQuartier Wien. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, and kick back and relax at Copa Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder app .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 19th (Thu), get great views at Mala Osojnica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Red Bull Hangar-7. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Hallstatt to see Badestrand Hallstatt about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), stroll through Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planning website .

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. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Badestrand Hallstatt
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Nymphenburg and Deutsches Museum. Neuschwanstein Castle and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich tour planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and ARTBOX.GALLERY. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Ufschotti Park (in Lucerne) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel planner .

Drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ufschotti Park, Seebad Eich
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

Similar Plans

38 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 40 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 58 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans