28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Edmonton, Canada

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 see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. 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 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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 Deutsches Museum. You'll explore and learn at Alte Pinakothek and House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip maker website.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°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
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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 Mozarts Geburtshaus. Appreciate the collections at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, stroll through Salzburger Barockmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online day 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 in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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 St. Stephen's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Vienna vacation planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 Hungarian National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Budapest are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can 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 Lost Souls Alley will appeal to museum buffs. Stare Miasto and Wawel Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight 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 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°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

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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 Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, stop by Lesser Town, and get advice or help at Strahov Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip tool.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. 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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