32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  30​h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

4
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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Krakow is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to Krakow, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in Krakow are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

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 ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

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

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague online trip planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Munich fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Salzburg trip simple and quick.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatter See
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

7
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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