60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe travel planner

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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Postojna, Slovenia
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Bled, Slovenia
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Municipal Beach and Kampinoski Park Narodowy. We've included these beaches for you: Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie and Vistula River Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and take a stroll through Nowy Swiat.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw online trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Warsaw is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Warsaw. In September, Warsaw is much colder than Beirut - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Gdansk, Poland

— 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Visiting Debki Beach and Hel will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo), Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski (in Gdynia) and Elblag (St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) & Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach, and head outdoors with Jurata Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and St. Mary's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wawel Cathedral and Planty Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice), Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza) and Katowice (Nikiszowiec & Osiedle Giszowiec). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbad Wannsee and Strandbad Muggelsee. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Rhinluch (in Linum), Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens, Sanssouci Palace, &more) and Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Neustadt, step into the grandiose world of Fasanenschlosschen Moritzburg, learn about winemaking at Schloss Wackerbarth, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu Meissen, then step into the grandiose world of Albrechtsburg Castle, and finally make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden journey builder site.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Vitus Cathedral and St Barbara's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Kutna Hora (Římskokatolická Farnost - Arciděkanství Kutná Hora, Sedlec Ossuary, &more), Beach (in Hamr na Jezere) and Chram sv. BartolomEje (in Kolin). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague day trip app.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Langbathseen and Klammsee will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salzburg Cathedral and Mirabell Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Obertraun (Dachstein Giant Ice Caves & Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area), St Gilgen (St Gilgen Mozartplatz & Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker) and Hallstatt (Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, Hallstatt Lutheran Church, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schattberg X-press.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nymphenburg Palace and Andechs Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of St Peter's and St. Peter's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Regensburg (Basilika St. Emmeram, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more), Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Kelheim (Monastery Weltenburg, Donaudurchbruch, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stroll around Theresienwiese, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Visiting Partnachklamm and Riessersee will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau), St. Koloman (in Schwangau) and Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, and take in the views from Iron Bridge Partnachklamm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planner.

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt von Innsbruck and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. Step off the beaten path and head to Dom zu St. Jakob and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Seefeld in Tirol (Tiroler Bio Alpakas, Seekirchl, &more), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Mosern (Friedensglocke & Moeserer See). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Rosshutte, relax and rejuvenate at StuBay Freizeitcenter, trek along Wolfsklamm Gorge, and admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck travel planner.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt Pilatus and Chapel Bridge. Visiting Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall & Lauterbrunnen Village), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Postojna, Slovenia

— 2 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Notranjski Regional Park, examine the collection at Karst Museum, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, look for gifts at Guštarna, then Head underground at Planina Cave, and finally deepen your understanding at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, learn about winemaking at Winery Tilia Estate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, and finally do a tasting at Boris Lisjak Winery.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Postojna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Popular historic sites such as Bled Island and Škofja Loka Castle are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Vintgar Gorge and Virje Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Capuchin Bridge (in Škofja Loka), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Soča Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and get a new perspective on things with Great Emerald Adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bled, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey. Get in touch with nature at Wachau Valley and Ysperklamm. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Piaristenkirche (in Krems an der Donau) and Erlaufschlucht (in Purgstall). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna travel route website.

Drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Citadel. Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Prehistoric Man Exhibition (in Vertesszolos) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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