52 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

52 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Tatra National Park, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Fly to Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Louny, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Telc, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sinaia, Romania
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Bran, Romania
— 2 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Gdansk, Poland — 3 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.
When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately Malbork away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gdansk trip maker app.

London, UK to Gdansk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Gdansk is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Gdansk reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally make a trip to Fragment of Ghetto Wall.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Krakow.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Krakow, Poland — 3 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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Krakow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Wroclaw, Poland — 2 nights

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 10th (Fri), go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw. On the next day, make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tatra National Park.
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Tatra National Park, Poland — 2 nights

On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the views at Dolina Chocholowska, hike along Orla Perc Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tatrzański Park Narodowy and then explore the activities along The Black Pond.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tatra National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Wroclaw to Tatra National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tatra National Park to Prague. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Louny.
Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Louny, Czech Republic — 1 night

Louny is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chram svateho Mikulase, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel svatého Mikuláše, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov, then take an in-depth tour of Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), and then sample the tasty concoctions at Royal Brewery Krusovice.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Louny using our trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Louny in 1.5 hours. In March in Louny, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kutna Hora.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kutna Hora trip planner.

Drive from Louny to Kutna Hora in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kutna Hora are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Cesky Krumlov on the 19th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then browse the exhibits of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip maker app.

You can drive from Kutna Hora to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Telc.
Historic Sites · Museums

Telc, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Telč is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. Venture out of the city with trips to Jihlava (Jihlava Underground, Zoo Jihlava, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. James (Kostel sv. Jakuba), see the interesting displays at Muzeum Techniky, step into the grandiose world of State Chateau Telc (Statni zamek Telc), and stop by Historic Centre of Telc.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telc online journey maker.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Telc in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cesky Krumlov in March, you will find days in Telc are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brno.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Brno, Czech Republic — 2 nights

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then make a trip to Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Spilberk Castle, get a sense of history and politics at 10-Z bunker Brno, and then examine the collection at Villa Tugendhat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telc to Brno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Brno sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip tool.

Drive from Brno to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then make a trip to Michalska Brana, and finally appreciate the history behind Cumil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Devin Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Bratislava are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, and admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Karanului Roman.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Sinaia.
Museums · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

Sinaia, Romania — 2 nights

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Sinaia is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, see the interesting displays at Cazinoul Sinaia, explore the galleries of Cantacuzino Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastirea Sinaia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sinaia online vacation maker.

You can drive from Bucharest to Sinaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Brasov.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Brasov, Romania — 2 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piaka Sfatului, take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra). On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, ponder the world of politics at Casa Sfatalui (City Hall), and then hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

For maps and other tourist information, read Brasov holiday app.

Getting from Sinaia to Brasov by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bran.
Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Bran, Romania — 2 nights

Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, then get in on the family fun at Horror House Bran, and then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bran trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Brasov to Bran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varna.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Varna, Bulgaria — 3 nights

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varna: Balchik (Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik & Queen's Winery House) and Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Prisoe Winery, examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna, see some colorful creatures with Harry's Diving Center, and go for a walk through Kaliakra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bran to Varna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trips

Plovdiv, Bulgaria — 3 nights

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Take a break from Plovdiv with a short trip to Bachkovo Monastery in Bachkovo, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, make a trip to Assen's Fortress, delve into the distant past at Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plovdiv tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Varna to Plovdiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Varna in April, expect nights in Plovdiv to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sofia.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Sofia, Bulgaria — 1 night

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sofia tour builder website.

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sofia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Highlights from your trip

Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Romania travel guide

4.2
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.