60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
5
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
7
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
8
Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
9
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
10
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
11
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
12
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
13
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
14
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 4 nights
15
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
16
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Budapest, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Budapest to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rathausplatz and Albertina. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vienna day trip tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, thenexamine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, thensteep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and finally admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs.

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You can drive from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hradcany and Lesser Town. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Kutna Hora to see St Barbara's Church about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frauenkirche Dresden and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Basteigebiet (in Lohmen) and Leipzig (Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dresden journey planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Dresden sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Leipzig, Basteigebiet
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gendarmenmarkt and Victory Column (Siegessaule). When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, approximately Oranienburg away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Port of Hamburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (in Lubeck) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg journey planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Room Escape Games
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Żywe Muzeum Piernika. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork) and Town Square - Old Town (in Torun). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take a stroll through Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty, and test your problem-solving skills at Questrooms.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gdansk online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Gdansk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hamburg in January: high temperatures in Gdansk hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Torun, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) ©
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cracow Shooting Academy and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, thenstep into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, and finally examine the collection at HR Giger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

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Fly from Krakow to Lausanne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Montreux, Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online route planner.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titlis and Lake Lucerne. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uetliberg Mountain, &more) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. In January in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, thenstroll through Eibsee, and then hit the slopes at Zugspitze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip site.

Drive from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ettal, Eibsee, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

4
nights
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Seefeld in Tirol ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Altstadt von Innsbruck and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seefeld in Tirol: St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg), Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe (in Nesselwaengle).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seefeld in Tirol travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Seefeld in Tirol takes an hour. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seefeld in Tirol, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Tirol, Stubaier Gletscher, St. Anton, Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

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 Petersfriedhof and Kitzsteinhorn. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee), Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" (in Hallstatt) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Seefeld in Tirol to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buchensteinwand Ski Area, Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Kitzsteinhorn
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Altstadt. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden (in Berchtesgaden), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Konigssee (in Schoenau am Koenigssee). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Munich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Konigssee, Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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