36 days in Central Europe Itinerary

36 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Soca Valley (in Bovec) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bled Island, and head outdoors with Mala Osojnica.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planning app .

Getting from Vienna to Bled by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj, Soca Valley
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Ellmi's Zauberwelt (in Ellmau) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

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

Drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ellmi's Zauberwelt, Hexenwasser
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see Grindelwald-First about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, look for gifts at Molitor, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken visit planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more), Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, have some family-friendly fun at Sim Academy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich journey planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Berlin, Germany

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: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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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: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and get your game on at Bubble Football by Bumper Ball Experiences.

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

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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