49 days in Central Europe Itinerary

49 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Altstadt Luzern. Appreciate the collections at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection and Landesmuseum. Change things up with a short trip to Ufschotti Park in Lucerne (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zurich is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

5
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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Viktualienmarkt or Kunsthalle Munich. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

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

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Atelier Thomas Selinger. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Badestrand Hallstatt in Hallstatt, approximately Hallstatt away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Badestrand Hallstatt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and then kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Badestrand Achensee Nord
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Uluv. On your second day here, head outdoors with Magio Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Innsbruck to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse.

Make your Vienna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Andrassy Avenue. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Galleries Coco Artfor plenty of shopping. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) or Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda. Get outdoors at Jelitkowo Beach and Sobieszewo Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gdansk: Jurata Beach (in Jurata) and Hel (in Baltic Coast). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Stogi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Sala BHP, and browse the fresh offerings at Gdanski Bazar Natury.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Krakow, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurata Beach, Hel
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and The National Museum in Warsaw. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, browse the fresh offerings at Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vistula River Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner.

Fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Beaches
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, shop like a local with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Camera Work. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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