59 days in Austria, Germany & Poland Itinerary

59 days in Austria, Germany & Poland Itinerary

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59 days in Austria, Germany & Poland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and Ringstrasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning app .

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London to Vienna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley, Burgruine Duernstein
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grossglockner High Alpine Road and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Salzwelten (in Hallstatt), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Schmittenhohe (in Zell am See). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Schmittenhohe, Salzwelten, Kitzsteinhorn
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Stubaier Gletscher. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Basilika, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck online tour planner .

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Rosshutte, Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Stubaier Gletscher
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planning app .

Drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Eibsee
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konigssee and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Herrenchiemsee New Palace (in Herreninsel), St. Stephen's Cathedral (in Passau) and Berchtesgaden Salt Mines (in Berchtesgaden). Next up on the itinerary: get some jogging in at Olympiapark, admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, St. Stephan's Cathedral, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, Herrenchiemsee New Palace
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Alte Mainbruecke. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Ulm (Fishermen's Quarter & Ulmer Münster) and Wurzburg (Neumuenster, Würzburg Residence, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To find out how to plan a trip to Rothenburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Ulm
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Bamberg Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg) and Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Bamberg Altstadt). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Playmobil FunPark, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), make a trip to Altstadt, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg online vacation maker .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg, Playmobil-FunPark
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Old Town ©
Old Town
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Port of Hamburg and Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown). Venture out of the city with trips to Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schnoor Viertel, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gendarmenmarkt. Step out of Berlin to go to Potsdam and see Sanssouci Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanssouci Park, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Walking tours
Großer Tiergarten ©
Großer Tiergarten

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frauenkirche and Zwinger. Venture out of the city with trips to Basteigebiet (in Lohmen) and Leipzig (Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the landmark architecture of Bruhl's Terrace, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip site .

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Basteigebiet
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rynek we Wroclawiu and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island). Step out of Wroclaw to go to Walbrzych and see Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw trip planner .

Drive from Dresden to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
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Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs
Walking tours

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Polish Aviation Museum. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online travel route planner .

Drive from Wroclaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Venture out of the city with trips to Lodz (Manufaktura & Piotrkowska Street). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lodz
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Walking tours
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo) and Gdynia (Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Dar Pomorza - Oddzial Centralnego Muzeum Morskiego, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jelitkowo Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gdansk holiday app .

Take a train from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gdynia, Sopot, Stutthof Concentration Camp, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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