15 days in Germany, Poland & Riga Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Poland & Riga Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, Poland & Riga Itinerary

New York City, United States
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Wittenberg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h 30​min
New York City, United States

1
day
Wittenberg, Germany

Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Castle Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutherhaus, then don't miss a visit to Melanchthonhaus, then make a trip to Hundertwasserschule, and finally admire the striking features of Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz.

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New York City, USA to Wittenberg is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, Wittenberg is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Wittenberg

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz
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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz
Stadtkirche Sankt Marien
Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus

4
days
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Room Escape Games. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Neues Museum, don't miss a visit to German Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin, and pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule).

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Getting from Wittenberg to Berlin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Berlin, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Potsdam's Gardens
Neues Museum

2
days
Riga, Latvia

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, then get your game on at Erenimi Archery, and finally make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Jurmala Beach.

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You can fly from Berlin to Riga in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Riga is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Riga when traveling from Berlin in May, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Jurmala Beach
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Riga Town Hall Square

2
days
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, step into the grandiose world of The Royal Castle in Warsaw, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, then steep yourself in history at Old Town Market Square, then see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Fly from Riga to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

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Old Town Market Square
Palace of Culture and Science
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

3
days
Krakow, Poland

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wawel Cathedral and Planty Park. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Cloth Hall, make a trip to St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska), look for gifts at "Kacper Ryx" historical shop, and get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius.

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Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Wawel Cathedral
The Cloth Hall

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