60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedrale de Lausanne, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

4
nights
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 Mt Pilatus and Old Town. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich & Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich), Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. March in Lucerne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Heidi's Photo Chalet, Trümmelbachfälle, Grindelwald-First
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zugspitze and Altstadt von Fuessen. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Konigssee. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuremberg (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

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You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Konigssee
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©

6
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haus der Natur and Salzburg Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Element3 Ski School (in Kitzbuhel) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kitzsteinhorn, Element3 Ski School
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

7
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Rathausplatz and Albertina. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder app .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. March in Vienna sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

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
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hradcany and Franz Kafka Monument. Step out of Prague to go to Kutna Hora and see St Barbara's Church, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and visit Lesser Town.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gendarmenmarkt and The Dresden Zwinger. Change things up with a short trip to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel website .

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 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sanssouci Palace, The Dresden Zwinger
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Walking tours
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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 Walking tours and Speicherstadt. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and walk around Planten un Blomen.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip builder.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Rathausmarkt ©
Rathausmarkt

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rynek (Old Square) Underground and The Ghetto Heroes Square. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Hamburg to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as E-Exit Escape Game and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest route planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Krakow in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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