32 days in Poland & Germany Itinerary

32 days in Poland & Germany Itinerary

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32 days in Poland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  18​h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada


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2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Dluga Street (ul. Dluga). Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gdansk trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Gdansk is 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, examine the collection at Dollhouse Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Culture Park in Powsin.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Walking tours

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Basilica and The Ghetto Heroes Square. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Krakow itinerary site .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rynek we Wroclawiu and Old Town- Historic Center. There's much more to do: make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Wroclaw online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Zwinger, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Koenigstein Fortress, take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet, make a trip to Bruhl's Terrace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basteigebiet, Koenigstein Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
Zwinger ©
Zwinger

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Victory Column (Siegessaule). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port of Hamburg and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Lubeck to see Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, admire the landmark architecture of Townhall, and don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Highlights from your plan
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis ©
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playmobil FunPark and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg) and Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral & Bamberg Altstadt). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip builder app .

You can fly from Hamburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg, Playmobil FunPark, Würzburg Residence
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Playmobil FunPark ©
Playmobil FunPark
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Vieille Ville.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Das Plonlein ©
Das Plonlein

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Munich Residenz. There's still lots to do: walk around Olympiapark, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Olympiapark ©
Olympiapark

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Partnachklamm and Zugspitze. Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Breitachklamm (in Tiefenbach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eibsee, pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, make a trip to Ettal Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ettal, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Wies Church, Eibsee, Altstadt von Fuessen
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Eibsee ©
Eibsee

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