34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Adelaide, Australia

4
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.
Head to Central Market Hall and Andrassy Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Roman Beach and Margaret Island. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Budapest reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
You'll explore and learn at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane and The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery Yam and Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa. Change things up with these side-trips from Zakopane: Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec (in Niedzica), Szczawnica (Homole Canyon & Orthodox Church - Jaworki) and Kotelnica Bialczanska (in Bialka Tatrzanska). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Zakopane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Budapest in January, with highs in Zakopane at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Szczawnica, Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec, Kotelnica Bialczanska, Lake Morskie Oko
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

3
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.
Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and HistoryLand capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a stroll through Ulica Florianska.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krakow when traveling from Zakopane in January, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Visiting Gorka Szczesliwicka and Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, browse the different shops at Zlote Tarasy, and take in the exciting artwork at Kordegarda.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online trip builder.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jelitkowo Beach, get outside with Stogi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot Beach, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Haus Schwarzenberg and Sammlung Hoffman. Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and Charlottenburg Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Camera Work, shop like a local with Soviet Gallery, and get outside with Berlin Racing Bikes.

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

You can drive from Gdansk to Berlin in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Hauptmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Tucher Altes Sudhaus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Frank Fluegel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg online trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Altstadt and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Marienberg and Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoerschbachwasserfalle (in Murrhardt) and Wurzburg (Marienkapelle & Würzburg Residence). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and examine the collection at German Christmas Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Hoerschbachwasserfalle
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and St. Peter's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and take a stroll through Schwabing.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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'll explore and learn at Gallery of Steel Figures and Narodni Galerie Praha. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Schwarzenberg Palace, and steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route planner.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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