17 days in Poland, Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

17 days in Poland, Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
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Malbork, Poland
— 2 nights
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Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Poznan, Poland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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Gdansk, Poland

— 1 night

World Capital of Amber

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.
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Golden Gate (Zlota Brama).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip itinerary maker app.

Durham, UK to Gdansk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durham in December; daily highs in Gdansk reach 38°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malbork.

Things to do in Gdansk

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Malbork, Poland

— 2 nights
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Mennonite Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then admire the striking features of Brama Garncarska, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dworzec kolejowy Malbork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Dino Park, then make a trip to Skwer Esperanto, then ponder the world of politics at Post Office, and finally walk around Bazantarnia Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Malbork online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Malbork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Malbork sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Torun, Poland

— 2 nights

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jacob, see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Flisaka, and finally join the crowd at Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoo & Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza, examine the collection at Kamienica pod Gwiazda, then don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, then examine the collection at Niewidzialny Dom, and finally get curious at Planetarium - Torun.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Torun journey planner.

You can take a train from Malbork to Torun in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Torun are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and then make a trip to Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Warsaw online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Torun to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Poznan.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours · Historic Sites
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Poznan, Poland

— 2 nights
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kornik Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Kornickie, explore the historical opulence of Rogalin Palace, then see the interesting displays at Wystawa POGROMCY ENIGMY, and finally appreciate the history behind June 1956 Events Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Studzienka Bamberki, make a trip to Croissant Museum, take an in-depth tour of Poznan Archaeological Museum, then stroll around Park Solacki, and finally walk around Woodrow Wilson Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Poznan online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Poznan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin online vacation builder.

You can take a train from Poznan to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around Vyšehradské sady, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, then learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague online vacation maker.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then stroll around The Castle Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Pilsen.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Pilsen, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

Little Prague

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.
On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at George Patton Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Brewery Museum in Pilsen, then sample the tasty concoctions at Pilsner Urquell Brewery, and finally make a trip to Pilsen Historical Underground. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Puppet Museum (Muzeum Loutek), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Bartholomew's Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Renaissance Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pilsen road trip website.

You can take a train from Cesky Krumlov to Pilsen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Pilsen, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pilsen

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
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
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.