29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
End: Izmir, Turkey

2
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've now added Wiener Riesenrad to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip planner .

Izmir, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Izmir to Vienna due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of Bled with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Bovec--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, hike along Vintgar Gorge, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Osojnica.

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

Fly from Vienna to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Ahornsee in Soll (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ahornsee
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Go for a jaunt from Munich to Hohenschwangau to see Schloss Neuschwanstein about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read 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. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Prague vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary planning site .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and finally make a trip to Palace of Culture and Science.

To find out how to plan a trip to Warsaw, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krakow attractions planning tool .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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