60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe travel planner

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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
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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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 Around Poland. We've included these beaches for you: Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie and Vistula River Beach. Step out of Warsaw to go to Izabelin and see Kampinoski Park Narodowy, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz, and don't miss a visit to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski).

Make your Warsaw itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Beirut, Lebanon to Warsaw is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Beirut in September, with highs in Warsaw at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

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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 Debki Beach. Visiting Hel and Stogi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo), Elblag (St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) & Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag) and Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski (in Gdynia). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), 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 Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Planty Park and Lost Souls Alley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza), Katowice (Nikiszowiec & Osiedle Giszowiec) and Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow day trip planning website.

Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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 Strandbad Muggelsee. 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), Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Park) and Rhinluch (in Linum). 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.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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 Sedlec Ossuary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Kutna Hora (Římskokatolická Farnost - Arciděkanství Kutná Hora, St Barbara's Church, &more), Chram sv. BartolomEje (in Kolin) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, and learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can 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 Schattberg X-press 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 lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

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 Starnberger See. 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), Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Regensburg (Basilika St. Emmeram, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stroll around Theresienwiese, 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 · Breweries & Distilleries

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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 Riessersee will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau), Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & St. Koloman) and Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, &more). 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 Bergisel Ski Jump. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Mosern (Friedensglocke & Moeserer See), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) 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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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: Schaffhausen (Altstadt Schaffhausen, Munot, &more), Staubbach Waterfall (in Lauterbrunnen) and Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail). 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 Škofja Loka Castle are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Vintgar Gorge and Peričnik Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek), Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve & Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary) and Capuchin Bridge (in Škofja Loka). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bled day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) so you can 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 Ringstrasse. Get in touch with nature at Wachau Valley and Ysperklamm. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Piaristenkirche (in Krems an der Donau), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, 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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