20 days in Central Europe & Zagreb Itinerary

20 days in Central Europe & Zagreb Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Poznan, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Munich, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Munich Residenz, Feldherrnhalle, Isartor, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, make a trip to Odeonsplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, steep yourself in history at Isartor, thensteep yourself in history at Feldherrnhalle, and finally get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs New Munich, Free Walking Tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Munich is minus 1 hour. In June, Munich is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan ©
Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You've added Bamberg Altstadt, CineCitta, Historische Felsengange, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, make a trip to Kettensteg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, thencontemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, thenexamine the collection at Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Altstadt.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bamberg Altstadt, Würzburg Residence
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Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Nuremberg Tours in English ©
Nuremberg Tours in English

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellevue Palace, Anhalter Bahnhof, Museum St. Nicholas Church, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, visit Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Anhalter Bahnhof, thencontemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum St. Nicholas Church. On your second day here, tour the water at your own pace with Berlin Bootsverleih, head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, thensee the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tourist Information Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Poznan, Poland

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Ratusz Poznanski, Koziolki Poznankie Ratusz, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ratusz Poznanski, make a trip to Stary Rynek, admire the landmark architecture of Koziolki Poznankie Ratusz, thenappreciate the history behind Monument of Stary Marych, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, and finally browse the different shops at Stary Browar.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Poznan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Poznan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Poznan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul ©
Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
Stary Browar ©
Stary Browar

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rynek Starego Miasta, Copernicus Science Centre, POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenpause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, thentake a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw day trip planner.

You can drive from Poznan to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Classes
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Eat Polska ©
Eat Polska

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night
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've added Prime Tours Krakow, Krakow Auschwitz - Tours, Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the local highlights with Krakow Free Walkative Tour, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, catch a ride with Krakow Auschwitz - Tours, thenget a dose of the wild on Prime Tours Krakow, thenwander the streets of Stare Miasto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krakow travel route planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
You've added Staroměstská mostecká věž, Kostel svatého Jiljí, Karlstejn Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the galleries of Powder Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, thentake an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein garden. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Petřín, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, thenmake a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally get a new perspective on things with Jazz Boat.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague online journey planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
You've added Mozarthaus Vienna, Strudelshow in der Hofbackstube Schönbrunn, Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, thencontemplate the long history of Freyung, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), and finally don't miss a visit to Neue Burg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stroll around Stadtpark, get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planning website.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walking tours, Be Free Tours - Bratislava Free City Walking Tour, Grassalkovich Palota, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), steep yourself in history at Old Town Hall, don't miss a visit to Grassalkovich Palota, catch a live performance at Slovak National Theatre, thenexplore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Be Free Tours - Bratislava Free City Walking Tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
You've added Rinett Guide Tours, Budapest Park, Lovely Budapest Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, thensteep yourself in history at Citadel, thentake an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Budapest Park, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing website.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), Food Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb tour website.

Drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You've added Cankarjevo Nabrežje, Agent Panda Concept Store, Loopy Slovenia, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, thenget to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally stop by Metelkova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana tour builder.

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bled
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Slovenia Explorer ©
Slovenia Explorer
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
LjubljanaNjam Foodwalks ©
LjubljanaNjam Foodwalks

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well), Mozart in Residenz, Designer Outlet Salzburg, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, travel the rails with FestungsBahn, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg route planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, thenexamine the collection at BMW Welt, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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