52 days in Central Europe Itinerary

52 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Warsaw day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Warsaw is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit cooler in Warsaw: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip website.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Berliner Dom. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin route builder website.

Getting from Krakow to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Domstadt (Cathedral City). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wallmauer, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Antonius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin, and explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trier route planner.

Getting from Berlin to Trier by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Martin ©
St. Martin
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

4
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Visit Town Walls and Würzburg Residence for their historical value. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Fortress Marienberg, &more) and Old Town (in Dinkelsbuhl). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg visit planning app.

You can drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Visit Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Rochusfriedhof for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, contemplate the long history of Schlayerturm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, and get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Burgruine Eisenberg (in Eisenberg) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, step into the grandiose world of Amalienburg, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning website.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Eisenberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Pfarre St. Wolfgang in St. Wolfgang--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pfarre St. Wolfgang
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Latran houses, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, and admire the striking features of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov road trip planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, stop by Lesser Town, and get great views at Petřín.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bratislava Castle and Devin Castle. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and pause for some photo ops at Chatam Sofer Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary app.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina)

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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