60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 5 nights
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Matrei in Osttirol, Austria
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Bebelplatz are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Schmetterlingshorst and Strandbad Tegeler See. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Gdansk, Poland

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Get outdoors at Jelitkowo Beach and Sobieszewo Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Beach and Brzezno Beach. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Jurata Beach in Jurata--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, enjoy the sand and surf at Stogi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sala BHP.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gdansk itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Gdansk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Popular historic sites such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle are in your itinerary. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Rynek, Gliwice in Gliwice, approximately Gliwice away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Wojciech, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip website.

Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Museum of Ethnography. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in March, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague trip app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Michael's Church. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Hohenschwangau (Alpseebad & Schloss Hohenschwangau). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get in touch with nature at Badestrand Hallstatt and Gollinger Wasserfall. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese (in Traunkirchen) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip builder app.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 5 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Escape the urban bustle at Pro-Skischule and Westendorf. Explore Kitzbuhel's surroundings by going to Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee), Kundler Klamm (in Muhltal) and Bogenschiessen Oberweissbach (in Waidring). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Dieters Sportsshop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nachtski Soell, fly down the slopes at Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee, and get outside with The Reds Schischule Westendorf.

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

You can drive from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kitzbuhel can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol, Austria

— 5 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Kitzsteinhorn and Gletscherweg Innergschloss. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei and Stadt Museum Aguntum. Change things up with these side-trips from Matrei in Osttirol: Obertilliach (Langlauf- und Biathlonzentrum & Golzentipp), Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren (in Strassen) and Assling (Vitalpinum & Wildpark Assling).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Matrei in Osttirol route planner.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Matrei in Osttirol in 1.5 hours. April in Matrei in Osttirol sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get in touch with nature at Hochgurgl and Klettersteig Innsbruck. Visit Dom zu St. Jakob and Pfarrkirche Fulpmes for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hinterriss (Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden & Hinterriss-Eng), Hintertuxer Glecier (in Hintertux) and Mittelberg Gletscherexpress - Pitztaler Gletscherbahn (in Mittelberg). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Neustift, trek along Wilde Wasser Weg, tour the pleasant surroundings at ZirbenPark Rundwanderweg, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Matrei in Osttirol to Innsbruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Matrei in Osttirol in April, you will find days in Innsbruck are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Museum Rietberg and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). You'll explore and learn at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Zurich James Joyce Foundation. Venture out of the city with trips to Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne), Sonnenberg (in Kriens) and Air-Glaciers, S.A. (in Lauterbrunnen). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, and get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips