35 days in Central Europe Itinerary

35 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

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
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Hexenwasser in Soll (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hexenwasser
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Aare River (in Bern), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Lake Lucerne) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip tool .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Aare River
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and then hike along The Eiger Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip planner .

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grindelwald to Prague. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker site .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get your game on at Bubble Football by Bumper Ball Experiences, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krakow online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Berlin to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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