61 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 8 nights
Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Postojna
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 7 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stadtpark and Kaisergruft. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Historischer Kaufmannsladen (in Spitz). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Maria Theresia Denkmal, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Danube Tower, and examine the collection at Venusium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Postojna.
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Postojna, Slovenia — 2 nights

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then Head underground at Postojna Cave. On your second day here, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then admire the sheer force of Sušec Waterfall, and then examine the collection at Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Postojna trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Vienna to Postojna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daytime highs in Postojna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, walk around Castle Swimming Area, and then head off the coast to Bled Island. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bled road trip planning app.

You can drive from Postojna to Bled in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 6 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Get in touch with nature at Eibsee and Alte Eibe von Balderschwang. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ettal Abbey and Starnberger See. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Museum of the Bavarian Kings), Fussen (Stadtbrunnen, Altstadt von Fuessen, &more) and Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fishermen's Quarter, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auf der Pirsch nach Hirsch, get outside with Zugspitze, and sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Titlis and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Lake Zurich (in Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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 23rd (Tue), appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Blausee, make a trip to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Sunnegga. Take a break from the city and head to Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and Gornergrat. Step out of Zermatt to go to Sierre and see Musée du Vin, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Ricola herb garden, make a trip to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bains des Paquis and Montreux Lakeside. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Pilsen (Pilsner Urquell Brewery & St. Ann's Orthodox Church), Regionalni muzeum v KolinE (in Kolin) and Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church, Sedlec Ossuary, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, shop like a local with Narodni Galerie Praha, explore the historical opulence of Castle Litomerice, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planning site.

You can fly from Geneva to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Market Square (Markt). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Leipzig (Zoo Leipzig & Hauptbahnhof Leipzig). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, and see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Dresden, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Stasimuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Mauerpark, admire the landmark architecture of Berlin Central Station, take a stroll through Mitte, and get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 7 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maschsee and HafenCity. Escape the urban bustle at Golfresort Strandgrun Timmendorfer Strand and Port of Hamburg. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to The New Town Hall (in Hannover), Bremen (Marktplatz, Schnoor Viertel, &more) and Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) & Holstentor). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alster, go all around town with City Tours, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip tool.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 6 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Visiting Sopot Beach and Wielbladzi Grzbiet will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archikatedra Oliwska and Maria and Lech Kaczynski Park at Stone Mountain. Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Groty Mechowskie (in Puck), Malbork (Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku & Brama Mariacka) and Plaza Stegna (in Stegna). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, take a stroll through Old Town, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Gdansk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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