34 days in Poland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

34 days in Poland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Gdansk, Poland — 1 night

World Capital of Amber

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Gdansk day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Gdansk at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Let the collections at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and The National Museum in Warsaw capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Warsaw are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Planty Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rynek (Old Square) Underground and Lost Souls Alley. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Suloszowa to see Zamek Królewski about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

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Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

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.
Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Krakow to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Visit Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt) and Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, admire the masterpieces at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some historical perspective at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Stubaier Gletscher. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get outside with Zugspitze and then explore the activities along Eibsee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online route planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Museum-lovers will get to explore BMW Welt and Munich Residenz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip site.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally stroll around Planten un Blomen. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland and then go all around town with City Tours.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Poland travel guide

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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.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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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.
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