29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 1st (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, thentake a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne journey planner.

New York City, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Lucerne reach 48°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Audi Museum in Ingolstadt, approximately Ingolstadt away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), walk around English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary site.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Audi Museum, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, thentake in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, thenget engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip website.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Hradcany. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Albertina and Peterskirche. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Vienna (Judisches Museum der Stadt Wien), and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna trip builder tool.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Albertina ©
Albertina

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cracow Shooting Academy and Wawel Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow route planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krakow are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Spas

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), thentake a stroll through Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), thenmake a trip to Green Gate (Brama Zielona), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online tour planner.

Fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sopot Pier
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, thenponder the world of politics at Townhall, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, thenadmire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, thenget to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally stroll around Planten un Blomen.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Hamburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

3
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 Großer Tiergarten. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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