39 days in Central Europe Itinerary

39 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe trip planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

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

Montreal, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Zurich. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Toy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip site.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder site.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, make a trip to Fragment of Ghetto Wall, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2: