57 days in Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

57 days in Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Taipei, Taiwan


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7
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.
Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Müritz Nationalpark (in Waren) and Nationalpark Unteres Odertal (in Schwedt). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, get outside with Drachenberg, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

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Taipei, Taiwan to Berlin is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Müritz Nationalpark, Nationalpark Unteres Odertal
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Frauenkirche and Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Albertinum and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Goethe National Museum (in Weimar) and Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, explore the striking landscape of Saxon Switzerland National Park, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dresden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Goethe National Museum
Highlights from your plan
Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

7
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 Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov for their historical value. Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, take an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Vrtba Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Karlstejn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Latran houses, get outside with Vltava Sport Service, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then make a trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Nymphenburg Palace and New Pinakothek. Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Strandbad Ubersee (in Ubersee), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Regensburg (Alte Kapelle & Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Regensburg, Fussen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Audi Museum, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Swarovski Crystal Worlds (in Wattens), Golfclub Wilder Kaiser (in Ellmau) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Grossglockner, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Fuschlsee Rundweg, Golfclub Wilder Kaiser
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bled Castle and Dali. You'll explore and learn at Galerija Mikame and Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev. When in Bled, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Bovec, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Triglav National Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, have a few drinks at Bohinj Bowling, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bled are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev, Bohinj Bowling
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary planner.

Getting from Bled to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Devin Castle and Bratislava Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Bratislava Old Town and Tyrsovo nabrezie. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), snap pictures at Stary most, get outside with Happy Dog Forest Hike, and stroll through Magio Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava day trip app .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Happy Dog Forest Hike ©
Happy Dog Forest Hike
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

7
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.
Visit Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Get outdoors at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Roman Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Eger (Eger Castle & Valley of the Beautiful Women), Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad) and Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) (in Veszprem). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eger, Koros Torok Sandy Beach, Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, get interesting insight from Tours, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

Before you visit Krakow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Krakow are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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 Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Olympic Golf Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

WWII cemetery in Laski
Highlights from your plan
Pole Mokotowskie ©
Pole Mokotowskie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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