46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Achenkirch, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Get in touch with nature at Copa Beach and Kahlenberg. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Donauinsel ©
Donauinsel

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps (in Kranjska Gora) and Soca Valley (in Bovec). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Vintgar Gorge, explore the activities along Lake Bled, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Bled are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Bovec, Vintgar Gorge, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Grossglockner and Wasserfall Hart. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Hallstatt to see Badestrand Hallstatt about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg journey builder website .

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Achenkirch.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wasserfall Hart, Grossglockner, Badestrand Hallstatt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ©
Get in touch with nature at Badestrand Achensee Nord and Filzalmsee. Change things up with these side-trips from Achenkirch: Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden), Alpinolino Westendorf (in Westendorf) and Kundler Klamm (in Muhltal).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Achenkirch visit planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Achenkirch by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Achenkirch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Achenkirch

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Kundler Klamm, Alpinolino Westendorf, Filzalmsee
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Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and The Matterhorn. Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Axalp in Brienz--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, and trek along Grosse Scheidegg.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald road trip tool .

Getting from Achenkirch to Grindelwald by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, The Matterhorn
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Take a break from the city and head to Ufschotti Park and Seebad Eich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Lion Monument, & more), Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Speed Boats Tours). There's much more to do: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, Seebad Eich, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbad Wannsee and Strandbar Mitte. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin online trip builder .

Getting from Zurich to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Walking tours
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee

5
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Devil's Channel. The adventure continues: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Kunraticky Forest ©
Kunraticky Forest

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saint Stanislaus Route. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bielany-Tyniec Landscape Park, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For photos and more tourist information, read Krakow trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Roman Beach and Koros Torok Sandy Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Palatinus Strandfürdő and Helikon Beach. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online trip maker .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helikon Beach, Koros Torok Sandy Beach
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Roman Beach ©
Roman Beach
Thermal Spas
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő

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