55 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

55 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Danube Countries itinerary planner

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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Neumarkt.

Discover how to plan a Dresden trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Dresden, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague vacation maker.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 6 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip website.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 6 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: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maksimir, wander the streets of Lower Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl (in Altenmarkt im Pongau) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip website.

Getting from Zagreb to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. While traveling from Zagreb, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salzburg, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg), Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and stroll around English Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Alte Mainbruecke) and Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg road trip website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nuremberg to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Trier, Germany

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, and make a trip to Porta Nigra.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April in Trier, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping