32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take a stroll through Mariahilfer Strasse, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and buy something for everyone on your list at Billa Corso im Herrnhuterhaus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. In September, Vienna is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt

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.
Do your shopping at Central Market Hall and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. Relax by the water at Roman Beach and Koros Torok Sandy Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Halaszbastya, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip app .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Koros Torok Sandy Beach
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 7th (Mon), duck into Galerija Mikame, trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Bled and then get great views at Mala Osojnica.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bled trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Budapest to Bled by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. October in Bled sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Badestrand Hallstatt and Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur and Salzburger Christkindlmarkt. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, contemplate the long history of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel planner .

Getting from Bled to Salzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badestrand Hallstatt, Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur ©
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur
Untersberg
Untersberg

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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and Markt am Wiener Platzfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, browse the exhibits of Nymphenburg Palace, browse the different shops at Lodenfrey Muenchen am Dom, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich online road trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Altstadt Luzern, & more). It doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Market Oerlikon and view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lobkowicz Palace and A|X Praha Palladium. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, stop by Artel, and get outside with Prague for Two.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Prague trip website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. Shop till you drop at Antique Jewellery Berlin and Ariel Fantasy. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Berlin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

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 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Stare Miasto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Ulica Florianska, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sobieszewo Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stogi Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brzezno Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jelitkowo Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip planning tool .

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
Stogi Beach ©
Stogi Beach

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