31 days in Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

31 days in Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

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31 days in Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Pilsen, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India


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1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): meet the residents at Zoo Frankfurt, get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and then see the interesting displays at Museum Embankment. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Hauptwache, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mainkai.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary website .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Frankfurt, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December, with highs in Frankfurt at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Dusseldorf (Rheinuferpromenade, Rheinturm, & more) and Aachen Cathedral (Dom) (in Aachen). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Reichsburg Cochem, Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Aachen Cathedral, Phantasialand
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Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

6
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Berlin (Pergamonmuseum, Brandenburg Gate, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hausmannsturm.

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Traveling by flight from Cologne to Dresden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karlovy Vary.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Berlin
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary ©
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlovy Vary: Marianske Lazne (Hlavni kolonada & RAFINAD Parfumerie). There's much more to do: make a trip to Stara Louka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, take in the natural beauty of Vridelni kolonada, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Karlovy Vary online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Karlovy Vary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dresden in December; daily highs in Karlovy Vary reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Marianske Lazne, Castle Loket
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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral
Hlavni kolonada ©
Hlavni kolonada
Vridelni kolonada ©
Vridelni kolonada

4
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Cesky Krumlov is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Karlovy Vary to Cesky Krumlov in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Pilsen.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

4
nights
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen ©
The birthplace of one of the world's favorite beer brands, Pilsen features a compact city center packed with museums, galleries, churches, restaurants, and pubs.
Step out of Pilsen with an excursion to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Brewery Museum in Pilsen, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pilsner Urquell Brewery, and don't miss a visit to Republic Square (Namesti Republiky).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pilsen attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Karlovy Vary to Pilsen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Pilsen can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Pilsen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Karlstejn Castle ©
Karlstejn Castle
Room Escape Games
Renaissance Town Hall ©
Renaissance Town Hall

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg.

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Drive from Pilsen to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) and then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, don't miss a visit to Main Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten

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