Trip to European countries from Lodz (Poland)

Hi, I will be there in Lodz(Poland).
Can you share the itinerary for 10 days covering( Germany, Netherlands, Paris) Mainly. Please share the places that are must. I am from India, so dont know much about Europe. Thanks in Advance!!. Bhavuk Jain

Posted by Andreas
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2511 posts

That's tough. For Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris you'd need at least 3 days each. Plus travel time... that's your 10 days.

Posted by Bhavuk
Delhi, Delhi
3 posts

i have three weekends there.. i can cover them.. Travelling by flights is a good option.. Tell me some alternate.. i want to cover (paris , Germany, Amsterdam)
if any 2 i can cover and places that you suggest with the itineary will be good.. Please suggest

Posted by Ilja
Seattle
1461 posts

I would go first to Berlin by train. After that to Amsterdam by train. From there to Paris by train. Fly back from Paris to Warsaw. I doubt they have direct flights to Lodz. By train from Warsaw to Lodz. This order makes the most logistical sense. It also graduates the cities with conclusion of Paris. Berlin is big, a mishmash of very modern and old, a lot of to see but not easily walkable. In Amsterdam you get feeling of smaller town than it really is. Beautiful buildings, canals, narrow streets, very walkable. And Paris is the cream of it.

Posted by Andreas
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2511 posts

OK... train to Berlin. Stay three days. Visit the main sights of Berlin and Potsdam. Then train to Hamburg (90 minutes train ride only). Stay three days: One for Hamburg, one for a day-trip to Lübeck and one for a day-trip to Lüneburg. You don't just only want to see the big and international cities, you also want to see the real German life (in two of the most beautiful small cities/towns). Then train or air to Amsterdam. 3 days minimum required as well. Then train to Paris. 3 days is the minimum here as well. From there train to Frankfurt (4 hours) and on to the Rhine river valley. Probably stay over in Bacharach. 3 days minimum incl. one day for the Mosel river valley. Then fly back to Lodz from either FRA or CGN or DUS.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17728 posts

Bhavuk, The Itinerary suggested by Andreas is a good starting point, although by my count that will take at least 12 days and you specified that you only have ten days for the trip. Could you clarify whether you'll be returning to Lodz at the end of the trip or returning to India? I haven't checked budget flight options from Lodz to other places, but you could also consider something along these lines.... > Flight, Lodz to Amsterdam > Amsterdam (2 nights) > Train, Amsterdam to Paris (about 3.5 hour trip) > Paris (3 nights) > Train, Paris to Munich (about 6 hour trip) > Munich (3 nights) > Flight to Lodz or ? There are many ways your Itinerary could be arranged, and this is only one suggestion. When is this trip taking place? What type of sightseeing are you interested in (Museums, Galleries, etc.)? Happy travels!

Posted by Bhavuk
Delhi, Delhi
3 posts

Thanks a lot for reply people!! My brother is in odz.. he will be working there.. What i was thinking of 3 weekends travelling with him.. on one to Amsterdam on second to italy
on third to spain/paris on weekdays i can cover as many as i will be alone at that point of time as my brother will be going to office.. in that i can cover Poland.... I am more interested in nature, architecture.. not a big fan of museums..

Posted by Fred
San Francisco
2684 posts

Hi, The train from Warsaw-Berlin is a special train for that route, 6+ hrs, where reservations are mandatory, day/night. I've done it, day,..an interesting ride.