30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
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.
Head to Narodni Galerie Praha and DOX Centre for Contemporary Artfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Hradcany and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the exciting artwork at GOF+FA/Gallery of Functional and Fine Art, and stop by Artel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday planning app .

Adelaide, Australia to Prague is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Prague. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in April, with highs in Prague at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Stare Miasto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Autorska Andrzeja Mleczki, and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, and finally shop like a local with Galleries Coco Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow driving holiday app .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Krakow, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, browse the different shops at Hala Koszyki, and then raise your glass at Aficionado Room Cigar Shop & Lounge.

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

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Gunter Grass Gallery, then take a stroll through Old Town, then wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally stop by IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then view the masterpieces at Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gdansk tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin and Sammlung Hoffmanfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin route planner .

Getting from Gdansk to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse the different shops at Welle7, take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern), stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, then take a stroll around Haus der Religionen - Dialog der Kulturen, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally shop like a local with Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Bern takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Altstadt Luzern and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Hauptbahnhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Kunsthalle Luzern, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Barenland, pick up some local products at Market Oerlikon, and view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker app .

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salzburg Cathedral and Schloss Arenberg. Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Mariahilfer Strasse. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, and take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip app .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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