16 days in Germany, Prague & Poland Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Prague & Poland Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Prague & Poland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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1
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus and then admire the masterpieces at Städel Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

4
nights
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.
Head to bob - boxoffberlin and Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)for some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg), stop by Konditorei Rabien, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
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Topographie des Terrors
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Let the collections at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Jewish Museum in Prague capture your imagination. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral and Spanish Synagogue for their historical value. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, stop by PALLADIUM Shopping Center Prague, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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StaromEstske namEsti
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Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cloth Hall and Wawel Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and make a trip to Church of St. Barbara In Krakow.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Cotton Ball Lights, don't miss a visit to Nowy Swiat, then get into the urban bustle at Old Town Market Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Royal Castle in Warsaw -Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Złote Tarasy, learn about all things military at Warsaw Uprising Museum, then steep yourself in history at Palace on the Isle, and finally admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Warsaw online travel route builder .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
The National Museum in Warsaw ©
The National Museum in Warsaw

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