12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Nashville

3
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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Wies Church and Schloss Hohenschwangau for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen), Zugspitze (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary maker website .

Nashville, USA to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in September; daily highs in Munich reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wies Church, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Zugspitze
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamberg Cathedral and Bamberg Altstadt. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. Venture out of the city with trips to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Vieille Ville, & more) and Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, make a trip to Altstadt, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bamberg, Regensburg, Würzburg Residence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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