28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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

Big Small Town

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 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

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Munich, Germany

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. You'll explore and learn at Deutsches Museum and Alte Pinakothek. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and walk around English Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary site.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

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 Museum der Moderne Monchsberg. Appreciate the collections at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Salzburg Museum. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations 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 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Vienna itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
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). Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

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Krakow, Poland

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.
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 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 · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
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 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°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 · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and East Side Gallery. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin online route planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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