28 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation builder app.

Monterrey, Mexico to Zurich is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online journey planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, then admire the striking features of Asamkirche, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Munich in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg visit website.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planning site.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Krakow trip site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin journey site.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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