30 days in Amsterdam, Central Europe & Reykjavik Itinerary

30 days in Amsterdam, Central Europe & Reykjavik Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and then hunt for treasures at Botermarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder.

Canberra, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Amsterdam. Traveling from Canberra in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., contemplate the long history of Ratstrinkstube, then stop by Anneliese Friese, and finally contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rothenburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Hollgrotten and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lion Monument and Richard Wagner Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), contemplate the long history of Musegg Wall, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Laderach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along 5 Lakes Walk, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Allalinhorn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, then trek along Marmot Trail, and finally explore the activities along Leisee.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt holiday builder app.

Drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then stop by Central Sport, and finally take a stroll through Alpiglen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, then take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then trek along North face Trail, and finally stroll through Via Ferrata.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, hit the slopes at Alpspitz, then take in the awesome beauty at Wank Mountain, and finally hit the slopes at Garmisch-Classic. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Christkindlmarkt, head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, then get outside with Laber, and finally go for a walk through Ludwigstrasse.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen road trip planning site.

Drive from Grindelwald to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Do your shopping at art4berlin GALLERY and Rausch Schokoladenhaus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prenzlauer Berg and Designpanoptikum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais & Biosphere Potsdam). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum in der Kulturbrauerei, admire the striking features of Museum St. Nicholas Church, examine the collection at Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fuer Film und Fernsehen, and explore the world behind art at Helmut Newton Foundation.

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Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berlin by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get curious at Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry, get engrossed in the history at Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), then learn about all things military at Armoury / Rustkammer, and finally look for gifts at CAMONDAS Schokoladenkontor am Schloss Dresden.

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You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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 10th (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then stroll the grounds of Olsany Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Ignatius, and finally stroll the grounds of Vysehrad Cemetery. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, get engrossed in the history at Cold War Museum, examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, then have fun and explore at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally laugh and play at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zakopane.
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Zakopane, Poland — 3 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Be Happy Museum Zakopane and Ku Dziurze Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Siklawica Waterfall and Strazyska Valley. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa, take in the awesome beauty at Tatrzański Park Narodowy, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Chocholowska, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zakopane trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Zakopane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Prague in October, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu) and Womai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krakow Arcade Museum and Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Galeria LueLue, get outside with Royal Way (Droga Krolewska), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and admire the masterpieces at Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK.

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Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ring Road, explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, then examine the collection at Icelandic Phallological Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, then look for gifts at Hidden People Iceland, then steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Krakow to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Krakow in October: highs in Reykjavik hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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