28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get your game on at Zombie Plague, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Krakow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Krakow at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin ©

3
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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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Maennlichen, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Interlaken takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, Maennlichen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

Before you visit Munich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Interlaken to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Mirabell Palace and Hexenwasser make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Ellmau (Ellmi's Zauberwelt & KaiserBad Ellmau) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ellmau, Hexenwasser, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Ellmi's Zauberwelt ©
Ellmi's Zauberwelt

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Waterfall Savica). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Palomino, putt your heart out at Mini Golf Bled, and trek along Mala Osojnica.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bled online trip builder.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Prater, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online visit planner.

You can drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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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.
Family-friendly places like Halaszbastya and Hősök tere will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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