23 days in Ireland, Poland & Germany Itinerary

23 days in Ireland, Poland & Germany Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online sightseeing planner.

Durham, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Dublin. Traveling from Durham in October, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.

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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, then browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Warsaw is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Krakow.

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Krakow, Poland

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Lokalna Kolej Drezynowa (in Regulice). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Munich, Germany

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Marienplatz and Nymphenburg Palace. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

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You can fly from Krakow to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dresden.

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Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip builder app.

Fly from Munich to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

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Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Brandenburg Gate and The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Hamburg sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Poland travel guide

4.6
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.