42 days in Central Europe Itinerary

42 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
2
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
6
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Lost Souls Alley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wawel Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and see the interesting displays at Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Krakow is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Krakow at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sopot Beach and Krynica Morska Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Mennonite Cemetery (in Malbork), Beach (in Chalupy) and Sacred Heart Church (in Stegna). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Gdansk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malbork, Krynica Morska Beach, Beach, Sacred Heart Church, Sopot Beach
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Berlin to go to Schwarzenhof b Kargow and see Müritz Nationalpark, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip website.

You can drive from Gdansk to Berlin in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Müritz Nationalpark, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

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.
Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague journey planner.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel and Muzeum Ceske Loutky a Cirkusu. Visiting Outdoor Krumlov and Lipno Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cesky Krumlov side-trips: Prachaticke Muzeum (in Prachatice), The Water tower Musem (in Ceske Budejovice) and The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Museum of Architecture and Craft, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

Find out how to plan Cesky Krumlov trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Prachatice, Lipno Lake, The Water tower Musem, The State Chateau of Hluboká
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
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace. Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Lucerne and Titlis. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Titlis, Seebad Eich
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Linderhof and Schloss Hohenschwangau. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zugspitze and Altstadt von Fuessen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Skydiving (in Oberstdorf), Zipfelsbach Wasserfall (in Hinterstein) and Hinanger Wasserfall (in Sonthofen). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and hike along Hollentalklamm.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skydiving, Altstadt von Fuessen, Hollentalklamm, Zipfelsbach Wasserfall, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Bull Hangar-7 and Salzburg Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Schladming) and Wilde Wasser (in Rohrmoos-Untertal). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Schladming
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Step off the beaten path and head to Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Albertina ©
Albertina
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and City Park Városliget. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. There's much more to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

Find out how to plan Budapest trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum ©
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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