49 days in Central Europe Itinerary

49 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 30 min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and The National Museum in Warsaw. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and learn more about the world around you at Geological Museum - National Research Institute.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw online trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Warsaw when traveling from Melbourne in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online vacation planner.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica. Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, visit Lesser Town, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald travel route builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Grindelwald in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fraumünster Church and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch & Bourbaki Panorama). Next up on the itinerary: visit Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Swarovski Kristallwelten and Dom zu St. Jakob. Get some historical perspective at Pfarrkirche Igls Vill and Stadtpfarrkirche. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch), Gletscherweg Innergschloss (in Matrei in Osttirol) and Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kundler Klamm, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Innsbruck by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Kundler Klamm, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Gletscherweg Innergschloss
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Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

4
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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Frauenkirche. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, don't miss a visit to Heidehaus, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Red Bull Hangar-7. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Kalser Glocknerstrasse (in Kals am Grossglockner) and Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn (in Kitzbuhel). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalser Glocknerstrasse, Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Mala Osojnica. Venture out of the city with trips to Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bovec). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, explore the activities along Lake Bled, and hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bled online route planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vršič Pass, River Rafting & Tubing, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

5
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Hofburg and Albertina. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna holiday maker site.

Getting from Bled to Vienna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Eger Castle in Eger, approximately Eger away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Hungarian National Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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