57 days in Central Europe Itinerary

57 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Family-friendly places like Hungarian Parliament Building and Matthias Church will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Eger (Dobo Square & Eger Castle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest online travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eger
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

5
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.
Attractions like Marienplatz and English Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Nuremberg (Karlsbruecke, St. Lorenz Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary app.

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nuremberg
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Bohinj. The adventure continues: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at Straza Bled, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

Plan my trip to Bled with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munich to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Family-friendly places like Mirabell Palace and Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Hallstatter See (in Hallstatt), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hallstatter See, Eisriesenwelt, Zoo Salzburg, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Zoo Salzburg ©
Zoo Salzburg

3
nights
Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Kids will enjoy Triassic Park and Hexenwasser. Take a break from Kitzbuhel with a short trip to Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Heiligenblut, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Aurach, have some family-friendly fun at Ellmi's Zauberwelt, make a splash at Freibad Wildschonau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt Soll.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitzbuhel planning site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Kitzbuhel sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Fun & Games Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ellmau, Soll, Triassic Park, Wildpark Aurach, Freibad Wildschonau
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Freibad Wildschonau ©
Freibad Wildschonau
Wildpark Aurach ©
Wildpark Aurach
Triassic Park ©
Triassic Park

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Bring the kids along to Badestrand Achensee Nord and Alpine Coaster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: AREA 47 (in Otztal-Bahnhof) and Schwazer Silberbergwerk (in Schwaz). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), get curious at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, explore the activities along River Inn, and admire the landmark architecture of Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

AREA 47, Schwazer Silberbergwerk, Alpine Coaster, Badestrand Achensee Nord
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Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Alpine Coaster ©
Alpine Coaster
AREA 47 ©
AREA 47

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Seilpark Interlaken (in Interlaken), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Ufschotti Park) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, and get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Brandenburg Gate and The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse & The Dresden Zwinger). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

Start your trip to Berlin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dresden
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Bring the kids along to Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie, and wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

Before you visit Krakow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kids will enjoy Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw holiday planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre
Old Town ©
Old Town

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