60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
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Szczecin, Poland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kolobrzeg, Poland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Swinoujscie, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly to Warsaw Chopin, Train to Bialowieza
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Bialowieza, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lublin, Poland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eger, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic — 7 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool.

Denver, USA to Prague is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in August, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Szczecin.
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Szczecin, Poland — 5 nights

Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Szczecin: Slavian and Viking centre Vineta (in Wolin) and Park Linowy BLUSZCZ Miedzyzdroje (in Miedzyzdroje). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Jezioro Szmaragdowe, get outside with Wyspa Grodzka - Plaza w Szczecinie, stroll around Jasne Blonia Square, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum in Szczecin - The Dialogue Centre Upheavals.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Szczecin trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Szczecin in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Szczecin are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kolobrzeg.
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Kolobrzeg, Poland — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolobrzeg: Koszalin (Katedral Niepokalanego Poczecia Najswietszej Maryi Panny, Wodna Dolina, &more), Niechorze (Motylarnia, Niechorze Beach, &more) and Plaza w Mrzezynie (in Mrzezyno).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolobrzeg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Szczecin to Kolobrzeg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kolobrzeg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Swinoujscie.
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Swinoujscie, Poland — 2 nights

Świnoujście is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fort Gerharda, then visit a coastal fixture at Stawa Mlyny, and then walk around Park Zdrojowy. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Baltic Miniature Park and then see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Wolin National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Swinoujscie vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kolobrzeg to Swinoujscie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kolobrzeg in August, Swinoujscie is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Bialowieza.
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Bialowieza, Poland — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bialowieza: Muzeum Diecezjalne im. Jana Pawla II (in Drohiczyn) and Bielsk Podlaski (Cerkiew Sw. Michala Archaniola & Museum in Bielsk Podlaski).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bialowieza trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Swinoujscie to Bialowieza takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Swinoujscie to Bialowieza. Traveling from Swinoujscie in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bialowieza, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lublin.
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Lublin, Poland — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lublin: Kazimierz Dolny (Baszta, Church of John the Baptist, &more), Wlodawa (Leczynsko - Wlodawskie Lakeland Museum & Monastery Church of St. Louis) and Zamosc (Ratusz w Zamosciu, Museum of Photography in Zamosc, &more).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lublin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Lublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. August in Lublin sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia — 5 nights

A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gerlachovsky Stit (in Vysoke Tatry), Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina) and Spisska Nova Ves (Slovak Paradise & Tomasovsky View). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Tatras National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Janosikove Diery, explore the striking landscape of Predne Solisko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, and step into the grandiose world of Orava Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Liptovsky Mikulas trip maker website.

Drive from Lublin to Liptovsky Mikulas in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lublin in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Liptovsky Mikulas, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kosice.
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Kosice, Slovakia — 3 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kosice: Gombasecka Cave (in Slavec), Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (in Jasov) and Zadielska tiesnava narrow (in Turna nad Bodvou). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at National Park Poloniny. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Malov mestiansky house, pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of John the Baptist and the Franciscan monastery, and make a trip to Bronze statue Kata.

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

Getting from Liptovsky Mikulas to Kosice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Kosice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eger.
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Eger, Hungary — 5 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Change things up with a short trip to Zoo Sosto in Nyiregyhaza (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Dobo Square, do a tasting at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, and examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Eger trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kosice to Eger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 7 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Heroes' Square, take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Eger to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 5 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.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, don't miss a visit to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, kick back and relax at Magio Beach, and contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bratislava route builder site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Statni zamek Kratochvile in Netolice (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: go all around town with Wiseman Free Tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Black tower, examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Cesky Krumlov in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:

Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Western Poland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums

Eastern Poland travel guide

4.4

Slovakia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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