60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Dothan, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dothan, United States

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Lake Lucerne. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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Dothan, USA to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Dothan in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Altstadt and Town Walls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamberg Altstadt and Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Regensburg (Old Town & Cathedral of St Peter's), Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) (in Rothenburg) and Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress & Würzburg Residence). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg online vacation builder .

Fly from Zurich to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Regensburg, Wurzburg, Bamberg Altstadt
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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.
You'll explore and learn at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum in Warsaw, examine the collection at Museum of Blessed Pr. Jerzy Popieluszko, and get a new perspective on nature at Geological Museum - National Research Institute.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate HistoryLand and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and explore the galleries of Barbakan.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow day trip site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Budapest Pinball Museum and Liberty Statue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Halaszbastya and House of Terror Museum. Step out of Budapest to go to Eger and see Eger Castle, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Eger Castle
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

5
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hofkirche and Swarovski Crystal Worlds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads (in Kramsach), St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg) and Augustinermuseum Rattenberg (in Rattenberg). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Stams, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Michael, and get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Innsbruck when traveling from Vienna in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Stadtpfarrkirche, Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, Augustinermuseum Rattenberg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

5
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 Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Linderhof. Get some historical perspective at Herrenchiemsee New Palace and St. Peter's Church. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zugspitze, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen and Haus der Natur. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Salzburg sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Kitzsteinhorn
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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 15th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov trip builder tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and St Barbara's Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see Sedlec Ossuary, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, then make a trip to Frauenkirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Stallhof.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip builder tool .

Getting from Prague to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum. You'll explore and learn at Neues Museum and Topography of Terror. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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