27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
12
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights

1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. On your second day here, stroll through Rhine Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich journey maker site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, thenappreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, thentrek along Via Ferrata, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, thenadmire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, thenget to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lauterbrunnen to Prague. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), thencontemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, thenstep into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

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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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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, thensee the interesting displays at Sala BHP, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Stogi Beach, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), thentake in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Gdansk travel website.

Drive from Berlin to Gdansk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Gdansk coast Boulevard (Wybrzeze Gdanskie), thenexplore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, thenlearn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenmake a trip to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and finally get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw route tool.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Gdansk, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, thenget to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, thenget engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, thenexplore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thenkick back and relax at Roman Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday website.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to Peterskirche. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach, thenexplore the world behind art at Albertina, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Triglav National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, head off the coast to Bled Island, thenstroll through Straža Bled, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bled tour itinerary website.

Drive from Vienna to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, thentake in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Linderhof. Get in touch with nature at Zugspitze and English Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Munich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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