37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
3
Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland
— 3 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
5
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
7
Schiltern, Austria
— 3 nights
8
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights

4
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.
Do your shopping at Rausch Schokoladenhaus and Blutsgeschwister Bikini Berlin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mall of Berlin and Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Galeria Kaufhof, view the masterpieces at Aufschnitt, and explore the wide array of goods at Manufactum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin attractions planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Berlin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping · Classes · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
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Aufschnitt ©
Aufschnitt
Rausch Schokoladenhaus ©
Rausch Schokoladenhaus
Mall of Berlin ©
Mall of Berlin

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Shop Marionety Truhlar or Comics Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pražská Čokoláda - Nerudova and Prague Fashion Museum & Vintage Shop. It doesn't end there: stop by Rocking Horse Toy Shop.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping · Museums
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Egoist Royal Parfums ©
Egoist Royal Parfums
Mucha Museum ©
Mucha Museum
Rocking Horse Toy Shop ©
Rocking Horse Toy Shop

3
nights
Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. On the 8th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki, then examine the collection at Muzeum Papiernictwa, and then identify plant and animal life at Wilczki Waterfall. On the next day, hit the slopes at Zieleniec and then see the interesting displays at Městské muzeum Nové Město nad Metují.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kudowa-Zdroj trip planning app.

Getting from Prague to Kudowa-Zdroj by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Duszniki Zdroj, Wilczki Waterfall, Městské muzeum Nové Město nad Metují
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Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Bledne Skaly ©
Bledne Skaly
Zieleniec ©
Zieleniec

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lagos Gallery and Muzeum Przyrodnicze Instytutu Systematyki i Ewolucji Zwierzat PAN. Step off the beaten path and head to Galeria Krakowska and Asortyment Shop. Next up on the itinerary: browse the range of quality goods at Bonarka City Center, look for gifts at Stary Kleparz, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie, and steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kudowa-Zdroj to Krakow by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Krakow

Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Bonarka City Center ©
Bonarka City Center
Galeria Krakowska ©
Galeria Krakowska
Asortyment Shop ©
Asortyment Shop

3
nights
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

Liptovsky Mikulas ©
A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Museum of Aristocratic Coaches and Vlkolinec are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strbske Pleso and Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Demanovska Ice Cave and hit the slopes at Jasna Nizke Tatry.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Liptovsky Mikulas online trip maker.

You can drive from Krakow to Liptovsky Mikulas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, Liptovsky Mikulas is little chillier than Krakow - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vlkolinec, Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Museum of Aristocratic Coaches, Strbske Pleso
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Jasna Nizke Tatry ©
Jasna Nizke Tatry
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst ©
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Strbske Pleso ©
Strbske Pleso

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo and Weltmuseum Wien. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at J & L Lobmeyr and Obchod v Muzeu. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Bratislava (Bratislavská zoologická záhrada & Aupark Shopping Center). The adventure continues: stop by Leschanz - Viennese chocolate king, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, try to win big at Casino Wien, and take a stroll through Mariahilfer Strasse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Liptovsky Mikulas to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Schiltern.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Bratislava
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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J & L Lobmeyr ©
J & L Lobmeyr
Weltmuseum Wien ©
Weltmuseum Wien
Obchod v Muzeu ©
Obchod v Muzeu

3
nights
Schiltern, Austria

Schiltern ©
On the 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Johannesbachklamm, then walk around Naturpark Hohe Wand, and then see the interesting displays at Waffen-Privat-Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Zauberberg.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Schiltern trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Vienna to Schiltern by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Schiltern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Schiltern

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Burg Forchtenstein, Johannesbachklamm, Waffen-Privat-Museum, Zauberberg, Naturpark Hohe Wand
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Johannesbachklamm ©
Johannesbachklamm
Zauberberg ©
Zauberberg
Burg Forchtenstein ©
Burg Forchtenstein

3
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 25th (Fri), Head underground at Cross Cave and then stop by Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Postojna Cave and then see the interesting displays at Karst Museum.

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Explore your travel options from Schiltern to Postojna with the Route module. Traveling from Schiltern in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Postojna, with lows of -3°C. You'll set off for Bern on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cross Cave, Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Cross Cave ©
Cross Cave
Karst Museum ©
Karst Museum

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore hidden gems such as Harderkulm and Shopping Und Erlebniscenter Westside. Do some cultural sightseeing at Detonation and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Mont -Bell Grindelwald (in Grindelwald) and Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet, Kirchhofer - Watch & Trend Shop, &more). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bern day trip planning website.

Drive from Postojna to Bern in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Mont -Bell Grindelwald
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Head to Metzgerei Bayard and Jack Wolfskin Storefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Pollux and Family Skiing. Step out of Zermatt to go to Saas-Fee and see Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Laderach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Family Skiing ©
Family Skiing
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee ©
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
Laderach ©
Laderach

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