10 days in Germany & Columbus Itinerary

10 days in Germany & Columbus Itinerary

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10 days in Germany & Columbus Itinerary

Start: Lafayette, United States
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
4
Columbus, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Lafayette, United States

1
night
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then stop by Altstadt, and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg vacation planning site .

Lafayette, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Lafayette in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Wurzburg, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Church and Asamkirche are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Strandbad Seeon (in Seeon), Strandbad St. Alban (in Diessen) and Strandbad Ubersee (in Ubersee). There's more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz and appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner .

Getting from Wurzburg to Munich by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Strandbad Ubersee, Strandbad Seeon, Strandbad St. Alban
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and East Side Gallery. Visit Strandbad Wannsee and Strandbar Mitte for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Bonifatius, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, and contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
night
Columbus, United States

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Christopher Columbus Statue, and finally wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Columbus driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Columbus takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
German Village ©
German Village
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

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