37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe vacation planner

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Tatra National Park, Poland
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Classic Remise Berlin and Gemaldegalerie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Tears and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stasimuseum, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Berlin journey planning website.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Leipzig, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Universitatskirche, contemplate the long history of Russische Gedachtniskirche, then steep yourself in history at Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Leipzig, then stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Merseburg Imperial Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leipzig trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Leipzig in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Munich, Germany

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deutsches Museum and Lake Tegernsee. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, explore the activities along English Garden, and admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Leipzig to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Johanniskirche, then take an in-depth tour of Brunnenhausmuseum Schillingsfurst, and then admire the local landmark of St. Georgs Brunnen.

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Getting from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Popular historic sites such as Salzburg Cathedral and Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Hellbrunn and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Step out of Salzburg to go to Rohrmoos-Untertal and see Wilde Wasser, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, deepen your understanding at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Salzburg are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Barbara's Church and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Sedlec Ossuary (in Kutna Hora) and Kolinska Synagoga (in Kolin). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, have some family-friendly fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and visit Lesser Town.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague route planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Prague sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Prague

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

Torun, Poland

— 2 nights

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Pomnik Flisaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, and then steep yourself in history at The Arthur's Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jacob and then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torun travel planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Torun takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November in Torun, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Torun

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, steep yourself in history at Palace on the Island, and then explore the world behind art at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

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Getting from Torun to Warsaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Krakow sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tatra National Park.

Things to do in Krakow

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Tatra National Park, Poland

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Orla Perc Trail and Dolina Koscieliska. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolina Chocholowska and Rysy Peak.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Tatra National Park journey builder site.

Getting from Krakow to Tatra National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Tatra National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then see the interesting displays at Stm Muzeum Dopravy, and then admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tyrsovo nabrezie, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Sigismund Gate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tatra National Park to Bratislava. November in Bratislava sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Holocaust Memorial Center. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Albertina and Kaisergruft. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna route planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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