17 days in Germany, Southern Poland & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Southern Poland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Southern Poland & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Charlotte, United States


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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in Munich reach 64°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Munich

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

3
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Munich to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

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Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oswiecim trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Berlin.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin road trip site .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), meet the residents at ARTIS, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route builder app .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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