60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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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 Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Change things up with a short trip to Kampinoski Park Narodowy in Izabelin (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, gain insight with Around Poland, kick back and relax at Vistula River Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary builder.

Beirut, Lebanon to Warsaw is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Beirut in September: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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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 St. Mary's Church. Visiting Debki Beach and Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski (in Gdynia), Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo) and Elblag (St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) & Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, enjoy the sand and surf at Hel, enjoy the sea views from Stilo Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Gniew Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip builder.

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

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 Wawel Royal Castle will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Katowice (Nikiszowiec & Osiedle Giszowiec), Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice) and Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, 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.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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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 Rhinluch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Sanssouci Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim) and Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tegeler See, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

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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

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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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 St. Vitus Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Lesser Town and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin), Chram sv. BartolomEje (in Kolin) and Kutna Hora (Římskokatolická Farnost - Arciděkanství Kutná Hora, St Barbara's Church, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, stroll around Letna Park, and enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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

To see ratings and tourist information, 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.

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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: St Gilgen (St Gilgen Mozartplatz & Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker), Obertraun (Dachstein Giant Ice Caves & Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area) 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.

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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 Old Town. 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: Kelheim (Monastery Weltenburg, Donaudurchbruch, &more), Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Andechs Monastery (in Andechs). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, 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 · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

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 Hohes Schloss. Visiting Partnachklamm and Eckbauerbahn will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & St. Koloman), Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, &more) and Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau). 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

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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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 Dom zu St. Jakob. Step off the beaten path and head to Rosshutte and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch), Mosern (Friedensglocke & Moeserer See) and Seefeld in Tirol (Tiroler Bio Alpakas, Seekirchl, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, relax and rejuvenate at StuBay Freizeitcenter, trek along Wolfsklamm Gorge, and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck planning tool.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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 Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Visiting Maennlichen and Lauterbrunnen Village will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Staubbach Waterfall (in Lauterbrunnen), Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail) and Schaffhausen (Altstadt Schaffhausen, Munot, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and visit Niederdorf.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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

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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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

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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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 Katr's House are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Vintgar Gorge and Soča Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek) and Škofja Loka (Capuchin Bridge & Škofja Loka Castle). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bled itinerary website.

Getting from Postojna to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bled are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

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 Belvedere Palace. Get in touch with nature at Wachau Valley and Erlaufschlucht. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Piaristenkirche (in Krems an der Donau) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and examine the collection at Leopold Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

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 Wine Tours & Tastings. Fisherman's Bastion and Miniversum Budapest 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). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

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