60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krakow trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In July, Krakow is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

6
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie and Vistula River Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take an in-depth tour of Katyn Museum, see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Geological Museum - National Research Institute.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warsaw route website.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

6
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.
The Dresden Zwinger and Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Gorlitzer Strasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dresden
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Walking tours
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

Plan a Prague trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
Get some cultural insight at Devin Castle and Michalska Brana. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bratislava Old Town and Bratislava Castle. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, head outdoors with Happy Dog Forest Hike, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyrsovo nabrezie.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), shop like a local with Vaci Street, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online holiday planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Bring the kids along to Vršič Pass and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Bled Island. There's still lots to do: hike along Vintgar Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Straza Bled, and get outside with Mala Osojnica.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled trip maker.

Getting from Budapest to Bled by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vršič Pass, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Hexenwasser
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Munich Residenz. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nymphenburg Palace and Marienplatz. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Nuremberg (Bernstein Museum, St. Lorenz Church, &more) and Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Alpseebad). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Ufschotti Park and Seebad Eich. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens), Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Lucerne (Spas & Biosphaere Entlebuch). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Seebad Eich, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Old Town ©
Old Town
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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