60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  5 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
13
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Helsinki, Finland

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Radduscher Naturhafen and Strandbad Jungfernheide. Discover out-of-the-way places like THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin and Classic Remise Berlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf (in Stahnsdorf), Magdeburg (Jahrtausendturm im Elbauenpark, Butterfly House Elbauenpark, &more) and Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Neues Palais, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), walk around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, contemplate the long history of Sachsisches Standehaus, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

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Helsinki, Finland to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Berlin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Magdeburg, Dresden, Potsdam, Wittenberg, Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz
Highlights from your plan
Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus ©
Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Castle Church
Castle Church

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vridelni kolonada and Vyšehradské sady. Get outdoors at MedvEdarium and Geologický park. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Marianske Lazne (Naucna stezka Kladska & Pravoslavny chram svateho Vladimira), Lidice Memorial (in Lidice) and Krivoklat Castle (in Krivoklat). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kost, explore the striking landscape at Hruba Skala - Rock City, explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeum Smyslů, and see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning site .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marianske Lazne, Karlovy Vary, Castle Loket, Zamek Sychrov, Krivoklat Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lidice Memorial ©
Lidice Memorial
Castle Loket ©
Castle Loket
Zamek Sychrov ©
Zamek Sychrov

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jezerni Slat and Vltava Sport Service. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chalupska Slat and Marshland Nature Reserve Borkovicka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesky Krumlov: Rechle (in Lenora) and Sovi voliery (in Borova Lada). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Zamek Cervena Lhota, contemplate the long history of Latran houses, head outdoors with Divci Kamen, and make a trip to NamEsti Premysla Otakara II.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov day trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borova Lada, NamEsti Premysla Otakara II, Marshland Nature Reserve Borkovicka, Zamek Cervena Lhota, Rechle
Highlights from your plan
Latran houses
Latran houses
Church of St. Vitus ©
Church of St. Vitus
Zamek Cervena Lhota ©
Zamek Cervena Lhota

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get in touch with nature at Karkogel and Traunsee. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wolfsklamm Gorge and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Langbathseen, explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Ort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajetanerkirche - Cajetan Church, and steep yourself in history at Gstattentor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gmunden, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen, Hexenwasser, Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Wolfsklamm Gorge ©
Wolfsklamm Gorge

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.
St. Koloman and Burgruine Eisenberg will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Alpseebad and Alpspitz-Wellenbad. Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Burgruine Hohenfreyberg (in Eisenberg), Fussen (Kalvarienberg & Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche) and FlyTeam (in Halblech). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Riessersee, fly down the slopes at Garmisch-Classic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, and make a trip to Franziskanerkloster St. Anton.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip maker website .

Drive from Salzburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eisenberg, Fussen, Alpseebad, FlyTeam, St. Koloman
Highlights from your plan
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Garmisch-Classic ©
Garmisch-Classic
Burgruine Hohenfreyberg ©
Burgruine Hohenfreyberg

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Staubbach Waterfall. Get outdoors at Ufschotti Park and Aare Gorge. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen) and Hohematte Park (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge, Hohematte Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature, examine the collection at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), make a trip to Banc de la Treille, then examine the collection at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, then admire the natural beauty at Parc Bertrand, and finally take in the history at Kawa Game. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction, get to know the resident critters at Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Batie, stop by Auer Chocolatier, take a stroll through Quartier des Eaux-Vives, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, and finally stroll around Mon-Repos Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva route maker website .

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Quartier des Eaux-Vives ©
Quartier des Eaux-Vives
Pointe de la Jonction ©
Pointe de la Jonction

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG and Riederalp. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 5-Seenweg and Pollux. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre (in Crans-Montana), Barrage de Moiry (in Anniviers) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Grunsee, look for gifts at Laderach, make a trip to Furi Mountain Station, and admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Anniviers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, Stockalper Palace, Barrage de Moiry, Riederalp, Val d'Anniviers
Highlights from your plan
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Riederalp ©
Riederalp
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG

2
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get your game on at Creative Ways, stop by Gustarna, look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Skocjan Valley, then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally head outdoors with Magma X. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cloisters of Saint Francis Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Predor Salet, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Park Strunjan, and finally identify plant and animal life at Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Postojna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Postojna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Postojna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Postojna

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Nova Gorica, Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Nature Park Strunjan
Highlights from your plan
Rakov Skocjan Valley ©
Rakov Skocjan Valley
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan
Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok ©
Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like WWF Stork Sanctuary and Burgruine Aggstein. Popular historic sites such as Wallfahrtskirche Maria Laach and Castle Grafenegg are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wachau Valley (in Joching), Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Castle Marchegg (in Marchegg). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Johannesbachklamm, look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hof, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Klosterneuburg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Postojna to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marchegg, Stift Klosterneuburg, Bergkirche, Johannesbachklamm, Burg Liechtenstein
Highlights from your plan
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Burgruine Aggstein ©
Burgruine Aggstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lazar Equestrian Park and Brazay-KalandPart. Popular historic sites such as Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Bences Apatsag are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Holy Spirit Catholic Church (in Heviz), Festetics Palace (in Keszthely) and Tagore Promenade (in Balatonfured). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Godollo, test your problem-solving skills at E-Exit Escape Game, and steep yourself in history at Visegrad Citadel.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest travel route site .

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Balatonfured, Visegrad, Szekesfehervar, Royal Palace of Godollo, Festetics Palace
Highlights from your plan
Festetics Palace ©
Festetics Palace
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Royal Palace of Godollo ©
Royal Palace of Godollo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planty Park and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Zatorland (in Zator), Katowice (Cathedral of Christ the King & Nikiszowiec) and Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice). The adventure continues: have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, explore the historical opulence of Ogrodzieniec Castle, hike along Bielany-Tyniec Landscape Park, and contemplate the long history of Barbakan - Muzeum Krakowa.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katowice, Ogrodzieniec Castle, Rabsztyn Castle, Zatorland, Family Home of John Paul II
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Ogrodzieniec Castle ©
Ogrodzieniec Castle
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow ©
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stutthof Concentration Camp and Stogi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) (in Elblag) and Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew (in Frombork). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from North Harbor Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Brama Wyzynna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gdansk online trip builder .

Fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Krakow in July, you will find days in Gdansk are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stutthof Concentration Camp, St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja), Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew
Highlights from your plan
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Dlugi Targ Square ©
Dlugi Targ Square

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