12 days in Germany, Krakow & Baranovichi Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Krakow & Baranovichi Itinerary

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12 days in Germany, Krakow & Baranovichi Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Baranovichi, Belarus
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Moscow, Russia

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Coselpalais and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dresden road trip planner .

Moscow, Russia to Dresden is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Moscow in April, expect nights in Dresden to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Sankt Martin Kirche ©
Sankt Martin Kirche

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Visit Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Rochusfriedhof for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Old Town, Town Walls, & more) and Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Egidien - Egidienkirche Nurnberg.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg travel route planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Side Trips

Rothenburg, Schwarzachschlucht
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wawel Royal Castle and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau are in your itinerary. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow online holiday planner .

You can fly from Nuremberg to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Krakow are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Baranovichi.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
day
Baranovichi, Belarus

Baranovichi ©
Baranavichy is a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus with a population (as of 1995) of 173,000. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Sparrow Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and then examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Baranovichi trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krakow to Baranovichi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baranovichi

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy ©
Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy
Sparrow Monument ©
Sparrow Monument

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