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
Fly:  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
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get your game on at Room Escape Warszawa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 26-hour flight. 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
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) ©
St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny)

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 Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 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 up 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
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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 Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Charlottenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Trier.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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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 St. Paulin-Kirche. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Trier online trip maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Trier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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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 Würzburg Residence and Altstadt 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 Town Walls, admire the striking features of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, 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 and flight; 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
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Schloss Veitshöchheim ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim

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 Albrecht Durer's House for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and contemplate the long history of Albrecht Dürer's House.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg online trip itinerary planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Albrecht Durer's House ©
Albrecht Durer's House

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 Schloss Neuschwanstein and Frauenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Burgruine Eisenberg (in Eisenberg). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Eisenberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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 Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) 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: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, 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:
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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: explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, 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
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

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. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, visit Lesser Town, and get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough 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 Karlskirche 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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 shuttle. 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
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
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 St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bratislava are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle

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. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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

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