28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, and then examine the collection at Zurich Toy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum.

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Edmonton, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in March: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Swiss National Museum ©
Swiss National Museum
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
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.
Appreciate the collections at Nymphenburg Palace and New Pinakothek. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munich Residenz and House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Red Bull Hangar-7 will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) and Schloss Hellbrunn. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg route maker .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. 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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Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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.
Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Albertina capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Belvedere Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel app .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. 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
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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Lost Souls Alley. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, don't miss a visit to Main Market Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow travel planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to 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 ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague trip maker .

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

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You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. 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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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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