30 days in Poland, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

30 days in Poland, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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List, Germany
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Terschelling, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Do your shopping at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Galeria Krakowska. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Lost Souls Alley. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, stop by Asortyment Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Krakow is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get colder in Krakow: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

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Berlin, Germany

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Berliner Dom and Zoo Berlin. For shopping fun, head to Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt or Boxoffberlin. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and stop by Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to List.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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List, Germany

You'll get in some beach time at Ellenbogen and Hoernumer Odde. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lister Wanderduenen and Braderuper Heide. Change things up with these side-trips from List: Hornum (Schutzstation Arche Wattenmeer & Leuchtturm).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our List attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to List takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. November in List sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in List

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shopfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Altstadt and Bamberg Altstadt. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Die Bierothek (in Bamberg), Ultra Comix (in Nuremberg) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Frauensache - Zieht Sie An, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt, and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg online route maker.

Getting from List to Rothenburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from List in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 2°C in Rothenburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and Partnachklamm. Shop till you drop at Sennerei Lehern and Schoenegger Kaese Alm. Step out of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to go to Hohenschwangau and see Schloss Hohenschwangau, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, and make a trip to Pfarrkirche St. Martin.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Terschelling, The Netherlands

One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Shop till you drop at De Boekenboer and Chocolaterie Smidt. Visiting Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Terschelling to Texel to see Boeken aan de Dijk about 4 hours away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak and enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Terschelling driving holiday planner.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Terschelling in 12.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Terschelling when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in November, with lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De Kaaskamer. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, look for gifts at Leafde, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and wander the streets of Leidseplein.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Drive from Terschelling to Amsterdam in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Poland travel guide

4.5
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.