60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©

Gateway to the World

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.
Visit Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Alter Elbtunnel for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alster and Port of Hamburg. Step out of Hamburg with an excursion to Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) in Lubeck--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg travel route planning website.

Helsinki, Finland to Hamburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

5
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Großer Tiergarten. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

2
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

6
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lobkowicz Palace and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hradcany and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

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

Drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, and then explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cesky Krumlov vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

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

5
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

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 Petersfriedhof and Salzburg Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau (in Sankt Georgen im Attergau), Hallstatt (Hallstatt Lutheran Church, Parish of the Assumption, &more) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

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Side Trips

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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

6
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Ettal Abbey will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at BMW Welt and Deutsches Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Alpseebad), Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), steep yourself in history at Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Titlis and Old Town. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip builder site.

Drive from Munich to Lucerne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
St. Stephen's Cathedral and Melk Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ringstrasse and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

6
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Eger Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and House of Terror Museum. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Egri Road Beatles Museum, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©

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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Rynek (Old Square) Underground will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wawel Cathedral and Polish Aviation Museum. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa) and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow online route planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

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

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow ©
Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©

World Capital of Amber

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Visit Sopot Beach and Jelitkowo Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Beach (in Chalupy), Mennonite Cemetery (in Malbork) and Hel (in Baltic Coast). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in July: highs in Gdansk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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