60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Wroclaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Postojna, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and The State Chateau of Hluboká. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora), Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and Pilsner Urquell Brewery (in Pilsen). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, and explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague trip builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to Prague is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Prague due to the time zone difference. In May, Prague is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church, The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©

5
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Parafia Wang. Change things up with these side-trips from Wroclaw: Walbrzych (Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu & Nowy Dwor Castle Ruins), Park Zdrojowy (in Ladek-Zdroj) and Ratusz - Old Town Hall (in Klodzko). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, don't miss a visit to Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, and get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Prague to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Walbrzych, Ratusz - Old Town Hall, Parafia Wang, Park Zdrojowy
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
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Walking tours
Multimedia Fountain at Pergola ©
Multimedia Fountain at Pergola
Parafia Wang ©
Parafia Wang

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze) and Archikatedra Oliwska. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Torun (Town Square - Old Town & Żywe Muzeum Piernika) and Malbork (Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku & Post Office). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Old Town, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk online trip builder .

Fly from Wroclaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gdansk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sopot, Malbork, Torun
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Walking tours

5
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Explore hidden gems such as Historische Altstadt and Rathausmarkt. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) & Holstentor), Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin) and Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) & Schnoor Viertel). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, and admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), The New Town Hall
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
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Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) (in Leipzig) and Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse, The Dresden Zwinger, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dresden, Zoo Leipzig, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Ice Pavilion. Change things up with a short trip to Cabane de Moiry in Grimentz (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, cruise along Gornergrat, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Zermatt takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cabane de Moiry, Ice Pavilion, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

5
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chaplin's World and Lakeside Promenade Fleuri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Geneva (Palais des Nations, Genève, The Flower Clock, & more). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lausanne takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Geneva, Montreux, Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Gurten
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Lausanne to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lucerne Station ©
Lucerne Station
Titlis ©
Titlis

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore hidden gems such as Eibsee and Altstadt von Fuessen. Venture out of the city with trips to Breitachklamm (in Tiefenbach), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ettal Abbey, take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ettal, Altstadt von Fuessen, Eibsee, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore hidden gems such as Hofkirche and Rosshutte. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen), St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck route builder tool .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Rosshutte, St. Anton, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Stubaier Gletscher
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Schmittenhohe and Central Square Marktplatz. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Pongauer Dom (in St Johann im Pongau), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and go deep underground at Salzwelten.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Schmittenhohe, Eisriesenwelt, Kitzsteinhorn
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

4
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portoroz Beach and Zusterna Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Postojna: Koper (St. Nicholas Church & The Rotunda of St John the Baptist), Piran (First of May Square, Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), & more) and Portoroz (Handbag Museum Portoroz & Grand Casino Portoroz). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Skocjan Caves and step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Postojna driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Postojna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Postojna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Portoroz, Skocjan Caves
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach

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.
Go for a jaunt from Vienna to Melk to see Melk Abbey about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, get advice or help at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Albertina ©
Albertina
Wine Tours & Tastings

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