60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe tour planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Alpenbad (in Hinwil) and Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich travel site.

Santiago, Chile to Zurich is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 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: Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen) and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck road trip site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Innsbruck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 4 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, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich tour app.

Drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at Ojstrica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, then take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and finally appreciate the history behind Colnar - Boatman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): hit the slopes at Straža Bled, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Mikame, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Warsaw, Poland

— 4 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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the galleries of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner.

Getting from Bled to Warsaw by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bled in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at HistoryLand, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

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You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Eurovea Galleria, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip maker site.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel tool.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally appreciate the history behind Plague Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Latran houses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip site.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Burggarten, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip builder website.

Getting from Prague to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 6 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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums