28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
6
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and then see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Zurich. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in March; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. You'll explore and learn at Deutsches Museum and House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip maker website.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Salzburg Museum. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum, and explore the world behind art at Salzburger Barockmuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

4
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Hofburg and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip website.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

4
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.
House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera will appeal to museum buffs. Stare Miasto and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit planning app.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prague Castle and Lesser Town. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and Charlottenburg Palace. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip tool.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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