11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Munich
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Munich
— 1 night
End: Munich

2
nights
Munich

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche, ponder the design of Fountain of Fairytales, don't miss a visit to Mariensaule, thendon't miss a visit to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally walk around Westpark, Japanischer Garten.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Munich at 41°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks
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Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Mariensaule ©
Mariensaule
Westpark, Japanischer Garten ©
Westpark, Japanischer Garten

1
night
Frankfurt

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Happy Landings Flightsimulations, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Seckbach, thenexamine the collection at Struwwelpeter Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Messeturm, and finally make a trip to Huhnermarkt.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip planning website.

Getting from Munich to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in December, Frankfurt is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Altstadt Heppenheim
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rathaus Seckbach ©
Rathaus Seckbach
Happy Landings Flightsimulations ©
Happy Landings Flightsimulations

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night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, admire the landmark architecture of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, admire the striking features of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus, steep yourself in history at Tauberbrucke, thensteep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally don't miss a visit to Kobolzeller Tor.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites
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Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus ©
Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, hit the slopes at Alpspitz, don't miss a visit to Konigshaus am Schachen, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, and finally examine the collection at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Rothenburg in December, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

St. Peter und Paul, Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX
Konigshaus am Schachen ©
Konigshaus am Schachen

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gansemannchenbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Weinstadel, steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elisabethkirche, thensee the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, and finally admire the local landmark of Tugendbrunnen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg day trip app.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 31°F in Nuremberg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Elisabethkirche ©
Elisabethkirche
Weinstadel ©
Weinstadel
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 12th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower (Rathausturm), admire the striking features of Kurlander Palais, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, examine the collection at Parkeisenbahn, thenget engrossed in the history at Die Welt der DDR, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden) ©
Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden)
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche ©
Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Alte Nationalgalerie, don't miss a visit to Panoramapunkt, thenwalk around Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, and finally contemplate the long history of Neues Palais. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, thenmake a trip to Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg, thensteep yourself in history at Marmorpalais, and finally admire the masterpieces at Altes Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin day trip site.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Alte Nationalgalerie ©
Alte Nationalgalerie
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

1
night
Munich

Munich
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Munich road trip site.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Munich

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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