15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe travel route builder

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Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Zurich, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Postojna
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lucerne, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Budapest takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Stephansplatz, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally pause for some photo ops at Volksgarten.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Postojna, Slovenia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Postojna day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Vienna to Postojna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Postojna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
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 19th (Sun): stroll through Mala Osojnica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bled are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

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Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov online tour planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through Hradcany, and finally visit Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague holiday planner.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the striking features of Berlin Central Station.

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Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

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.
On the 26th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally walk around Planten un Blomen.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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