13 days in Germany, Prague & Krakow Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights


Berlin, Germany — 4 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.
When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse in Potsdam, approximately Potsdam away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

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Louisville, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
On the 17th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, visit Lesser Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, browse the exhibits of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.