37 days in Hungary & Central Europe Itinerary

37 days in Hungary & Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Szentendre, Hungary
— 1 night
2
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
6
Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland
— 3 nights
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
8
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 3 nights
9
Schiltern, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
11
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights

1
night
Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre ©
The riverside town of Szentendre is an artsy enclave not far from Budapest.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Mikrocsodak Muzeuma and then take an in-depth tour of Retro Design Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Szentendre trip planner.

Budapest to Szentendre is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Szentendre

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Bear Farm
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Retro Design Center ©
Retro Design Center
Bear Farm ©
Bear Farm

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Toplar Double Hayrack and then step into the grandiose world of Snežnik Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Postojna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Szentendre to Postojna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Postojna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Snežnik Castle
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Snežnik Castle ©
Snežnik Castle
Toplar Double Hayrack ©
Toplar Double Hayrack

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Shop till you drop at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse and Laderach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Pollux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and The Thermal Center (in Ovronnaz). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Jack Wolfskin Store.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt sightseeing site.

You can drive from Postojna to Zermatt in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Berlin.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Falconeria Locarno, The Thermal Center, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse ©
Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gropius Bau and Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. For shopping fun, head to Ampelmann Shop in den Hackeschen Hofen or Aufschnitt. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Potsdam to see Sanssouci Palace about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Schwules Museum, look for gifts at Friendly Society Berlin, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and meet the residents at Barenzwinger Berlin.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Berlin in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sanssouci Palace
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz ©
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
Gropius Bau ©
Gropius Bau

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Park Průhonice and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague. Explore hidden gems such as National Technical Museum and Egoist Royal Parfums. There's lots more to do: stop by Rocking Horse Toy Shop, admire the masterpieces at Narodni Galerie Praha, examine the collection at Museum Kampa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Zizkov Televison Tower.

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

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park Průhonice
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Mucha Museum ©
Mucha Museum
 Park Průhonice ©
Park Průhonice
National Technical Museum ©
National Technical Museum

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. Explore hidden gems such as Stolowe Mountain National Park and MASAZ & HAMMAM Remigiusz Kostusiak. Get some cultural insight at Muzeum Papiernictwa and Mineral Museum (Muzeum Mineralow). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Szczeliniec Wielki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplica Czaszek, take in the dramatic natural features at Bledne Skaly, and examine the collection at Skansen W Pstraznej.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kudowa-Zdroj trip builder site.

Drive from Prague to Kudowa-Zdroj in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Muzeum Papiernictwa
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Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Stolowe Mountain National Park ©
Stolowe Mountain National Park
Bledne Skaly ©
Bledne Skaly

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.
Head to Lagos Gallery and Szambelanfor some retail therapy. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Floatarium, indulge in some personalized pampering at Bali Beauty House, Head underground at Dragon's Den, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip planning website.

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to 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 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Floatarium ©
Floatarium
Bali Beauty House ©
Bali Beauty House

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Strbske Pleso and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Orava Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): do a tasting at J & J Ostrozovic.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Liptovsky Mikulas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Liptovsky Mikulas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in December, things will get little chillier in Liptovsky Mikulas: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Schiltern.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, J & J Ostrozovic, Museum of Orava Village, Strbske Pleso
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Strbske Pleso ©
Strbske Pleso
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst ©
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
J & J Ostrozovic ©
J & J Ostrozovic

3
nights
Schiltern, Austria

Schiltern ©
Escape the urban bustle at Johannesbachklamm and Zauberberg. Step off the beaten path and head to Weingut Esterhazy and Waffen-Privat-Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Schiltern: Burg Forchtenstein (in Forchtenstein), Vinatrium Gebietsvinothek (in Deutschkreutz) and St. Martins Therme & Lodge (in Frauenkirchen).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Schiltern trip builder app.

Getting from Liptovsky Mikulas to Schiltern by car takes about 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in December: high temperatures in Schiltern hover around 5°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Schiltern

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Weingut Esterhazy, Burg Forchtenstein, Vinatrium Gebietsvinothek, Johannesbachklamm, St. Martins Therme & Lodge
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Johannesbachklamm ©
Johannesbachklamm
Weingut Esterhazy ©
Weingut Esterhazy
Gauermann Museum ©
Gauermann Museum

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.
Do your shopping at J & L Lobmeyr and Amber. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo and Weltmuseum Wien. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Medl-Braeu.

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Getting from Schiltern to Vienna by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Lainzer Tiergarten ©
Lainzer Tiergarten
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg
Weltmuseum Wien ©
Weltmuseum Wien

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Head to Detonation and Mont -Bell Grindelwaldfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to HR Giger Museum and Reichenbach Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Les Piscines du Nid-du-Cro (in Neuchatel) and Kirchhofer - Watch & Trend Shop (in Interlaken).

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

You can fly from Vienna to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, Bern is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reichenbach Falls, Mont -Bell Grindelwald, Les Piscines du Nid-du-Cro, Kirchhofer - Watch & Trend Shop, HR Giger Museum
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Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Mont -Bell Grindelwald ©
Mont -Bell Grindelwald

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