60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h
13
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
14
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley and then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krakow planner.

Birmingham, UK to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Birmingham to Krakow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in February, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victory Column (Siegessaule) and Deutsches Historisches Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben) and Müritz Nationalpark (in Schwarzenhof b Kargow). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Potsdam's Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Neues Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Potsdam's Gardens, Müritz Nationalpark
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Victory Column (Siegessaule) ©
Victory Column (Siegessaule)
Deutsches Historisches Museum ©
Deutsches Historisches Museum

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nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruehlsche Terrasse and Procession of Princes. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Ehrenfriedersdorf (Zinngrube Ehrenfriedersdorf & Greifensteine Erzgebirge) and Basteigebiet (in Lohmen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dresden are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ehrenfriedersdorf, Basteigebiet
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Bruehlsche Terrasse ©
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marian Column and Palace Vcela. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebon Castle Park (in Trebon) and Rozmberk Castle (in Rozmberk nad Vltavou). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, let the river carry you with Outdoor Krumlov, and don't miss a visit to Klet'.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Trebon, Palace Vcela, Rozmberk Castle
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Marian Column ©
Marian Column
Palace Vcela ©
Palace Vcela

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kitzsteinhorn and Red Bull Hangar-7. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: St.Margareta Church (in Kaprun), Dachstein West (in Gosau) and Kholschnait (in Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and stroll through Mirabell Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaprun, Dachstein West, Kholschnait
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Asamkirche and Olympiapark. Change things up with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Allianz Arena, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Asamkirche ©
Asamkirche
Olympiapark ©
Olympiapark

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schloss Linderhof and Neue Skischule Oberstdorf. Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze (in Oberstdorf). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip site.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Oberstdorf, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Neue Skischule Oberstdorf ©
Neue Skischule Oberstdorf

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ischgl-Samnaun ski area and St. Anton. Venture out of the city with trips to Reuttener Seilbahnen (in Hofen) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip builder.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, Reuttener Seilbahnen, St. Anton, Stubaier Gletscher
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rathausplatz and Ringstrasse. There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, and learn and have fun at Space and Place.

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Traveling by flight from Innsbruck to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz
Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek ©
Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel route builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Historic Sites Tours
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Spas & Wellness
Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) ©
Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) ©
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

5
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escape Room Enigmarium and Dragon Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Kranjska Gora (Intersport Bernik & Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Prešeren Square, stop by Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip website.

Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Bled Castle, Royal Bled Golf Course, Postojna Cave, Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Escape Room Enigmarium ©
Escape Room Enigmarium
Intersport Bernik ©
Intersport Bernik

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hut, and stop by Laderach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Zermatt by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale de Lausanne and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Explore Lausanne's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, head outdoors with Ile d'Ogoz, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Esplanade de Montbenon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Geneva, Chateau de Chillon, Ile d'Ogoz, Freddie Mercury Statue, Gruyeres Castle
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Premier Alpine Centre SA ©
Premier Alpine Centre SA
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Lion Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lausanne to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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