58 days in Central Europe Itinerary

58 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Nationalquai, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Zurich. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Zurich at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Hohematte Park, stroll through The Eiger Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, The Eiger Trail
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The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Munich by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Ljubljana) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Osojnica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and hike along Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Lake Bohinj
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

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.
Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Riesenrad. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Bled to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

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

6
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parliament, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip tool .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

6
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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow travel route website .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Krakow is slightly colder than Budapest - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

6
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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berlin driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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