60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  16 h
1
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and The Geneva Water Fountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle & HR Giger Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, get curious at CERN, and don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne online trip builder.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Lausanne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva, Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titlis and Chapel Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne planner.

Drive from Lausanne to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zugspitze and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Altstadt von Fuessen
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haus der Natur and Salzburg Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Hallstatt (Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" & Old Town), Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from MoenchsbergAufzug, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg online journey maker.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Kitzsteinhorn
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Allianz Arena and Olympiapark. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Ulmer Münster (in Ulm), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Fuggerei (in Augsburg). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Munich sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ulmer Münster, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Fuggerei
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Allianz Arena ©
Allianz Arena
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Bamberg Altstadt and Altstadt. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Bamberg Cathedral (in Bamberg), Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, &more) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bamberg, Würzburg Residence
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) ©

6
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Großer Tiergarten. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Berlin fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zoo Leipzig and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Basteigebiet (in Lohmen), Leipzig (Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, &more) and Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dresden road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Basteigebiet, Koenigstein Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
Bruehlsche Terrasse ©
Bruehlsche Terrasse

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Lesser Town. Change things up with a short trip to St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and examine the collection at Lobkowicz Palace.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

1
night
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 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Latran houses, stroll around The Castle Garden, pause for some photo ops at Plague Column, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

Find out how to plan Cesky Krumlov trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Church of St. Vitus ©
Church of St. Vitus

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rathaus and Peterskirche. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Citadel. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budapest trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cracow Shooting Academy and HistoryLand. Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Krakow using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for little chillier days in Krakow, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Spas
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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