30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

30 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melk Abbey and Peterskirche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Votivkirche. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Historischer Kaufmannsladen (in Spitz) and Venusium (in Willendorf in der Wachau). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, make a trip to Stephansplatz, and explore the world behind art at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Vienna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Vienna reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Dum Fotografie, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then examine the collection at Historical Motorcycles Museum, then see the interesting displays at 3D Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and St Barbara's Church. Explore hidden gems such as National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Sedlec Ossuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kutna Hora (Corpus Christi Chapel & The Cathedral of Assumption). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague road trip site.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Prague sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the landmark architecture of Secundogenitor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

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You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Dresden sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf, and finally examine the collection at Puppen- und Spielzeugmuseum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. November in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Titlis and Harderkulm. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Mt Pilatus. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Old Town (in Zurich) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and stop by Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne holiday 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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bains des Paquis and Lake Geneva. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Alter Elbtunnel and Historische Altstadt. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Bremen (Schnoor Viertel, Bremer Rathaus, &more), Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (in Lubeck) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg road trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Hamburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 2 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.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, get outside with Sopot Beach, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then stop by Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Brama Garncarska, then step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Hamburg to Gdansk in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Florian's Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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