11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Munich
— 2 nights
train:  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
train:  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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, ponder the design of Fountain of Fairytales, make a trip to Mariensaeule, don't miss a visit to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally stroll around Westpark, Japanischer Garten.

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New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 41°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks
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Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Mariensaule ©
Mariensaule
Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria ©
Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria

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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, then have some family-friendly fun at Happy Landings Flightsimulations, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Seckbach, then see the interesting displays at Struwwelpeter Museum, then make a trip to Messeturm, and finally steep yourself in history at Huhnermarkt.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt travel planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 35°F in Frankfurt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Altstadt Heppenheim
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Holzhausenschlosschen ©
Holzhausenschlosschen
Rathaus Seckbach ©
Rathaus Seckbach

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, admire the striking features of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, admire the landmark architecture of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus, then snap pictures at Tauberbrucke, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally make a trip to Kobolzeller Tor.

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Getting from Frankfurt to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites
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Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion
Markusturm and Buttelhaus ©
Markusturm and Buttelhaus

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpspitz, make a trip to Konigshaus am Schachen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, and finally examine the collection at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planning site .

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

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Gansemannchenbrunnen, make a trip to Weinstadel, contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elisabethkirche, then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, and finally ponder the design of Tugendbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg day trip planning tool .

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in December, Nuremberg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°F. 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
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation
Tugendbrunnen ©
Tugendbrunnen

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower (Rathausturm), admire the landmark architecture of Kurlander Palais, stop by Tradition & Form, examine the collection at Parkeisenbahn, then take an in-depth tour of Die Welt der DDR, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dresden online trip planner .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Parkeisenbahn ©
Parkeisenbahn
Museum Festung Dresden ©
Museum Festung Dresden
Die Welt der DDR ©
Die Welt der DDR

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Alte Nationalgalerie, then get great views at Panoramapunkt, then walk around Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, and finally don't miss a visit to Neues Palais. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, make a trip to Belvedere Pfingstberg, then contemplate the long history of Marmorpalais, and finally explore the world behind art at Altes Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow 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
Room Escape Games
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

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night
Munich

Munich
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Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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