11 days in Saxony Itinerary

11 days in Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saxony trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Dresden Airport, Drive to Gorlitz
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Gorlitz
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chemnitz
— 1 night
Drive
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Leipzig
— 2 nights
Fly

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Gorlitz

— 1 night
Görlitz is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Flower Clock and then make a trip to Alter Wasserturm. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Landskron Braumanufaktur, then stroll around Zwinger, then take in panoramic vistas at Nikolaiturm, and finally examine the collection at Kulturhistorisches Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gorlitz trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Gorlitz is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Gorlitz

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Berlin (Pergamonmuseum, Brandenburg Gate, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, and deepen your understanding at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip planning app.

You can drive from Gorlitz to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chemnitz.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Chemnitz

— 1 night
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, then walk around Kuchwaldpark, and then see the interesting displays at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chemnitz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Chemnitz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Chemnitz can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Leipzig

— 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Marchenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church, explore the world behind art at Grassi Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then admire the striking features of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus, and finally have some family-friendly fun at LaserTag Leipzig.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leipzig trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chemnitz to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Chemnitz in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Leipzig, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saxony travel guide

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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.