39 days in Central Europe Itinerary

39 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
5
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights

2
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.
Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Church and Frauenkirche. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich route maker app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Munich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg journey planning website.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Balazs Folk Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). Head to Ulica Florianska and Galleries Coco Artfor some retail therapy. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Krakow are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
For shopping fun, head to Nowy Swiat or Rynek Starego Miasta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, enjoy the sand and surf at Vistula River Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, and look for gifts at Polart.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Warsaw are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Powder Tower for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Schwarzenberg Palace. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Altstadt Luzern and Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fraumünster Church and Friedhof Sihlfeld. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Seebad Eich (in Eich) and Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Rigi, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
Highlights from your plan
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Rigi ©
Rigi
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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