20 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

20 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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20 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11 h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Dachau, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
day
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt online attractions planner.

Montreal, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Frankfurt is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Rothenburg (Town Walls, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), make a trip to Weinstadel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dachau.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Würzburg Residence
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

1
night
Dachau, Germany

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. On the 4th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Altes Rathaus (Ingolstadt), examine the collection at Audi Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, and finally revel in the low prices at Ingolstadt Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Reconciliation, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dachau online trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dachau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ingolstadt, Andechs Monastery
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche ©
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche
Audi Museum
Audi Museum

4
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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munich route builder site.

Munich is just a stone's throw from Dachau. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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 next day, get outside with Zalew Nowohucki, explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krakow online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Munich to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw holiday planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Parks
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder app.

You can fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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