45 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 5 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Budapest reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning website.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the top attractions with Wiseman Free Tour, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, contemplate the long history of Krumlov Mill, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 5 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally don't miss a visit to Hofkirche. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Kappele – Kapuzinerkloster, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

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

You can fly from Berlin to Wurzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, make a trip to Linzergasse, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salzburg tour website.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then head off the coast to Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bled travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 8th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bled to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow tour builder tool.

Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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