55 days in Central Europe Itinerary

55 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mennonite Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then don't miss a visit to AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Gdansk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in August, expect nights in Gdansk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw vacation builder.

You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Krakow, Poland

— 5 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Eger.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Eger, Hungary

— 3 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Step out of Eger to go to Miskolc and see Cave Bath of Miskolctapolca, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, delve into the mystery of Varos a Varos Alatt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minorita Templom, and learn about winemaking at Valley of the Beautiful Women.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eger trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Krakow to Eger by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Krakow in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Eger, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Eger to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Triple Bridge, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. On the next day, explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then admire the landmark architecture of Seminary Palace and Library, and finally walk around Tivoli Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 5 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel, Savica Waterfall, &more), Bovec (Virje Waterfall, Zipline, &more) and Church of St. Joseph (in Soča). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Vintgar Gorge, stroll through Straža Bled, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bled travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Hallstatt (Parish of the Assumption, Hallstatt Lutheran Church, &more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder.

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & Kirche St. Georg). There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation builder tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol), Langenfeld (Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld & Kirche zur Hl Katharina - Pfarre Langenfeld) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then stop by Vogts Corner, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Grindelwald in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt planning site.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lion Monument, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips