18 days in Germany, Poland & The Netherlands Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Poland & The Netherlands Itinerary

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18 days in Germany, Poland & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Cairns, Australia
Fly:  25​h
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Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Immenstadt im Allgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Nuerburg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Cairns, Australia

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planning website .

Cairns, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Frankfurt to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. You will leave for Stuttgart on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart planner .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Immenstadt im Allgau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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Immenstadt im Allgau, Germany

Immenstadt im Allgau ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Immenstadt im Allgau online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Immenstadt im Allgau takes 2.5 hours. In December in Immenstadt im Allgau, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Immenstadt im Allgau

Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, Privat-Brauerei Zoetler
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Privat-Brauerei Zoetler ©
Privat-Brauerei Zoetler
Allgauer Bergbauernmuseum ©
Allgauer Bergbauernmuseum
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oktoberfest as well as The Euro Bar. On the 28th (Sat), mix with locals at Oktoberfest. On your second day here, examine the collection at BMW Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take a stroll through Haidhausen, and finally have a few drinks at The Euro Bar.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip maker website .

Getting from Immenstadt im Allgau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Munich

Events Historic Sites Nightlife
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Oktoberfest ©
Oktoberfest
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

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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.
You've now added Taste Vodka Krakow - Polish Vodka Tasting Tours to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then savor the flavors at Taste Vodka Krakow - Polish Vodka Tasting Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Krakow day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner .

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Gorka Szczesliwicka ©
Gorka Szczesliwicka
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You've now added Reichstag Building to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin attractions planning app .

Getting from Warsaw to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Hoge Veluwe National Park in Hoenderloo, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Leidseplein, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nuerburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Nuerburg, Germany

Nuerburg ©
You've now added Nurburgring Aston Martin Co Pilot Ride to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Nuerburgring, then catch all the local highlights with Nurburgring Aston Martin Co Pilot Ride, and then pause for some photo ops at Denkmal Juan Manuel Fangio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nuerburg visit planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Nuerburg by car takes about 4 hours. In January in Nuerburg, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Nuerburg

Tours
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Nurburgring ©
Nurburgring

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
On the 10th (Fri), ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen and then make a trip to Main Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt holiday planner .

You can drive from Nuerburg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Main Tower ©
Main Tower
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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