11 days in Poland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

11 days in Poland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland

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.
Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianskafor plenty of shopping. Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip tool.

Pantnagar, India to Krakow is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from Pantnagar in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Munich day trip planning site.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Aboretum Main-Taunus, look for all kinds of wild species at Weilbacher Kiesgruben, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ARTime Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.