60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Tannheim, Austria
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Warsaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Gorka Szczesliwicka, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Visit Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, and have fun and explore at HistoryLand.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get outside with City Park Városliget, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, get engrossed in the history at Wien Museum, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna travel planning website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gerlachschmiede and Markusturm and Buttelhaus. Fortress Marienberg and Altstadt will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, &more) and Rothenburg (Galgentor, Siebers Tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Schlayerturm, and make a trip to St. Lorenz Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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 some historical perspective at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Frauenkirche. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: walk around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Bavarian National Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and get engrossed in the history at Muenchner Stadtmuseum /Munich Municipal Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich road trip planning app.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Visiting Obertauern Ski Resort and Skigebiet obertauern will get you outdoors. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl in Altenmarkt im Pongau, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

Before you visit Salzburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 4 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pfarramt Soll and St. John Nepomuck. Visiting Pro-Skischule and Element3 Ski School will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitzbuhel: ALPENIGLU Dorf (in Brixen im Thale), Hohe Salve (in Hopfgarten im Brixental) and Walchsee (Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee & Zahmer Kaiser). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, get outside with The Reds Schischule Westendorf, tour the pleasant surroundings at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, and cool off at Westendorf.

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

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Herz-Jesu-Basilika and Basilika St. Michael. Get outdoors at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Axamer Lizum (in Axamer Lizum), Kuhtai Ski Resort (in Kuhtai) and Hochoetz (in Solden). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck attractions planner.

Drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kitzbuhel in February, expect nights in Innsbruck to be about the same, around 26°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tannheim.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Tannheim, Austria

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sankt Nikolaus and Lourdeskapelle. Get in touch with nature at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe and Skischaukel Bergwang. Change things up with these side-trips from Tannheim: Lechweg (in Elbigenalp), Bergbahnen Langes (in Lermoos) and Ehrwalder Almbahn (in Ehrwald).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tannheim tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Tannheim by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Tannheim

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. On the 20th (Sat), spend the day riding on Zermatt Bergbahnen. There's much more to do: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at Mettelhorn, play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zermatt day trip site.

Drive from Tannheim to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren) and Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Central Sport). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, fly down the slopes at Bussalp, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wanderung Bussalp - Bort, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Old Town. Get in touch with nature at Rigi and Sonnenberg. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and contemplate the long history of Liebfrauenkirche.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1: