10 days in Saxony & Saxon Itinerary

10 days in Saxony & Saxon Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Saxon
Saxon, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Dresden Airport, Drive to Gorlitz
Gorlitz, Germany
— 3 nights


Dresden, Germany

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Dresden Zwinger and Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Berlin (Anne Frank Zentrum, DDR Museum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Oberlandesgericht Dresden.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dresden tour itinerary maker site.

Berlin to Dresden is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saxon.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Saxon, Switzerland

— 1 night
Saxon is a municipality, in the district of Martigny, in the canton of Valais, in Switzerland.HistorySaxon is first mentioned in 1153 as ''de SaxoneGeographySaxon has an area, of 23.2km2. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get outside with Vertic-Halle Saxon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saxon trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dresden to Saxon. Traveling from Dresden in December, Saxon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Gorlitz.

Things to do in Saxon

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Gorlitz, Germany

— 3 nights
Görlitz is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. On the 24th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jakobus-Kathedrale, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Naturschutz Tierpark Gorlitz, then sample the tasty concoctions at Landskron Braumanufaktur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften, then stroll the grounds of Historischer Nikolaifriedhof, and then find something for the whole family at Kulturinsel Einsiedel.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gorlitz trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saxon to Gorlitz. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gorlitz

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Saxony travel guide

Churches · Landmarks · Art Museums
Saxony features a long history of independence as a separate kingdom. It is a fascinating mix of medieval castles, cobbled town squares, Gothic churches, lavish palaces, and old-fashioned steam trains. The people who live here have a strong sense of distinctness from other Germans. This mainly stems from the region's history of independence and its large population of ethnic Sorbs (a Slavic people). But the residents are as friendly and warm as they are proud of their cultural and natural riches. Saxony is home to several high-profile cities full of things to do. It also contains a sprawling countryside dotted by neat vineyards, sun-drenched parks, rugged sandstone cliffs, lush meadows, and picturesque hillside villages. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, the area outside Saxony's urban centers remains one of the least-explored regions of the country. Venture deep into this multifaceted land to soak up the local culture. You'll be able to enjoy sightseeing at the various cultural and natural attractions unhindered by large tourist crowds.