60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
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Warsaw, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Tannheim, Austria
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Pomnik Bohaterów Getta. Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Gorka Szczesliwicka, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and HistoryLand. Visit Wawel Cathedral and Wieliczka Salt Mine for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, head outdoors with City Park Városliget, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, get engrossed in the history at Wien Museum, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna travel planning website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Staromestske namesti and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Spanish Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gerlachschmiede and Würzburg Residence. Fortress Marienberg and Siebers Tower will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Galgentor, Markusturm and Buttelhaus, &more) and Wurzburg (Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Schlayerturm, and make a trip to St. Lorenz Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Michael's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: walk around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Bavarian National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Visiting Obertauern Ski Resort and Skigebiet obertauern will get you outdoors. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl in Altenmarkt im Pongau, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

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

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 4 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pfarramt Soll and Liebfrauenkirche. Visiting Pro-Skischule and Ellmau Ski Resort and Village will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitzbuhel: Walchsee (Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee & Zahmer Kaiser), ALPENIGLU Dorf (in Brixen im Thale) and Hohe Salve (in Hopfgarten im Brixental). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, get outside with The Reds Schischule Westendorf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Element3 Ski School, and cool off at Westendorf.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitzbuhel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Herz-Jesu-Basilika and Basilika St. Michael. Get outdoors at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Muttereralmpark. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Kuhtai Ski Resort (in Kuhtai), Axamer Lizum (in Axamer Lizum) and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau (in Alpbach). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Hochoetz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kitzbuhel in February, you will find days in Innsbruck are a bit warmer (43°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tannheim.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Tannheim, Austria

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sankt Nikolaus and Lourdeskapelle. Get in touch with nature at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe and Neunerkopfle. Change things up with these side-trips from Tannheim: Ehrwalder Almbahn (in Ehrwald), Bergbahnen Langes (in Lermoos) and Skischaukel Bergwang (in Berwang).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tannheim vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Tannheim takes 2 hours. February in Tannheim sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Tannheim

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Castor Mountain. On the 20th (Sat), spend the day riding on Zermatt Bergbahnen. There's lots more to do: pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Pollux, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Tannheim to Zermatt takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and The Eiger will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Central Sport) and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bussalp, hike along Wanderung Bussalp - Bort, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get in touch with nature at Rigi and Lake Zurich. Step out of Zurich to go to Kriens and see Sonnenberg, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: visit Old Town, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche St. Jakob, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip