32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Klagenfurt, Fly to Vienna
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and visit Potsdamer Platz.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary website.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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.
Lobkowicz Palace and Bohemian Museum of Silver will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Kutna Hora (Sedlec Ossuary, St Barbara's Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Hradcany, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at BMW Welt and Munich Residenz capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Alte Pinakothek. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Herreninsel to see Herrenchiemsee New Palace about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, explore the activities along English Garden, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich online travel route builder.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 3 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Popular historic sites such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and Pilgrimage Church of Wies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, hike along Hollentalklamm, head outdoors with Zugspitzplatt, and don't miss a visit to Eibsee.

Make your Garmisch-Partenkirchen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salzburg Cathedral and Red Bull Hangar-7. Let the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Haus der Natur capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salzburg sightseeing planning site.

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 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vintgar Gorge and Bled Island. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and indulge your senses at Wine Tasting Bled.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bled sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna visit planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and House of Terror Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mary's Basilica and Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Lost Souls Alley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Zamek Królewski in Suloszowa, approximately Suloszowa away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in August: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Thu), learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and then examine the collection at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk attractions planner.

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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