21 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

21 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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21 days in Germany, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gockelreiterbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then make a trip to Tiefer Brunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum 22 20 18 Kuhnertsgasse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg holiday builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Nuremberg is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Nuremberg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Nuremberg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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: stroll around English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip app.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Dachau.

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

1
night
Dachau, Germany

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Reconciliation, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Bezirksmuseum Dachau, then examine the collection at Audi Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dachau driving holiday planner.

Dachau is just a stone's throw from Munich. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Krakow sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dachau to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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 9th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough 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

5
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: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

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

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Altstadt (Old Town), &more) and Cologne (Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, get great views at Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Cologne
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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