46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Achenkirch, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Roman Beach and Koros Torok Sandy Beach. Get outdoors at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Budapest is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Koros Torok Sandy Beach
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

6
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Copa Beach and Kahlenberg. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip website .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saint Stanislaus Route. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krakow: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave), Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Devil's Channel. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

6
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 get in some beach time at Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Wannsee, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Walking tours
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Eich. Relax by the water at Ufschotti Park and Strandbad Mythenquai. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker website .

Getting from Berlin to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Seebad Eich, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen will get you outdoors. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Zermatt (Mountaineers' Cemetery, Gornergrat, & more) and Axalp (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, and hike along The Eiger Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Achenkirch.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murrenbach Waterfalls, Axalp
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ©
Get outdoors at Badestrand Achensee Nord and Hinterriss-Eng. Venture out of the city with trips to Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden (in Hinterriss), Kundler Klamm (in Muhltal) and Wolfsklamm Gorge (in Stans).

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Achenkirch trip website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Achenkirch takes 6 hours. July in Achenkirch sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Achenkirch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Kundler Klamm, Wolfsklamm Gorge
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Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Mala Osojnica. Take a break from Bled with a short trip to Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps in Kranjska Gora, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Vintgar Gorge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bled tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Achenkirch to Bled takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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