27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then stroll through Via Ferrata, and finally trek along Blumental Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary app .

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

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lauterbrunnen to Prague. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art 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, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then see the interesting displays at Sala BHP, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. On the next day, head outdoors with Stogi Beach, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), then enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gdansk holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Gdansk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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2
nights
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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Gdansk coast Boulevard (Wybrzeze Gdanskie), then take an in-depth tour of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally kick back and relax at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and finally get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally steep yourself in history at Matthias Church. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest road trip website .

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Peterskirche. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Vintgar Gorge, then head off the coast to Bled Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip site .

You can drive from Vienna to Bled in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally steep yourself in history 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), then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Partnachklamm. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal), Zugspitze (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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