12 days in Germany, Poland & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Poland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights


Munich, Germany — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), get curious at Deutsches Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along English Garden and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich holiday builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Munich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Munich hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip builder.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Krakow.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Krakow, Poland — 3 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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Barbican, Museum of Krakow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, Head underground at Dragon's Den, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, get your game on at Museumphoto, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Germany travel guide

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.

Poland travel guide

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.