31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
10
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Budapest are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vienna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker tool.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of Asamkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation 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 °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, thenhit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, thenexplore the galleries of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Inn, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, thenappreciate the history behind Hofkirche, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip maker tool.

You can drive from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Stadtpfarrkirche
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 10th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Grindelwald takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague online trip maker.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel planner.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. October in Krakow sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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