45 days in Central Europe & Amsterdam Itinerary

45 days in Central Europe & Amsterdam Itinerary

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45 days in Central Europe & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle are in your itinerary. Wawel Cathedral and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and steep yourself in history at Barbakan.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Krakow is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Krakow to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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 Castle and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Barbara's Church and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hradcany.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prague road trip planning website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

4
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Get some cultural insight at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Latran houses. Get some historical perspective at Cesky Krumlov Castle and Former Fink Cafe. Get out of town with these interesting Cesky Krumlov side-trips: Sovi voliery (in Borova Lada) and The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Siroka Ulice Cesky Krumlov, contemplate the long history of The Alchemist's House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip maker app .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The State Chateau of Hluboká, Sovi voliery
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Bull Hangar-7 and Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile (in Scharding) and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen (in Traunkirchen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip maker site .

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile, Basilika St. Michael, Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt von Fuessen and Munich Residenz. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of St Peter's and Donaudurchbruch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Ettal Abbey (in Ettal) and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche (in Ingolstadt). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich route builder.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral of St Peter's, Altstadt von Fuessen, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Ettal Abbey, Donaudurchbruch
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

5
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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some historical perspective at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) and Heiliger Martin. Venture out of the city with trips to Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg), Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden (in Hinterriss) and Schwarzer See (in Nauders). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), make a trip to Landschaftlichen Pfarre Maria Hilf, get curious at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Georgskapelle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck day trip app .

Take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Schwarzer See, Heiliger Martin, Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden
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Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melk Abbey and Ysperklamm. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Erlebnisalm Monichkirchen (in Moenichkirchen) and Waffen-Privat-Museum (in Wiener Neustadt). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna day trip planner .

Getting from Innsbruck to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Erlebnisalm Monichkirchen, Melk Abbey, Waffen-Privat-Museum, Ysperklamm
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

5
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Eger Castle in Eger, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest attractions planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and De Duif are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Utrecht to see Canals area about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take in the views from Magere Brug, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Canals area
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Canals area ©
Canals area
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've now added Lake Bled to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle and then explore the activities along Lake Bled. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: duck into Galerija Mikame, stroll around Zdraviliski Park, putt your heart out at Mini Golf Bled, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bled holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Bled takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of St John the Baptist, Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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