13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Charlottenburg Palace. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Cross, and finally wander the streets of Neustadt.

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

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dresden are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Munich Residenz and Glyptothek will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Hohenschwangau) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church and contemplate the long history of Asam Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Town Walls and Bamberg Altstadt. Venture out of the city with trips to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Bamberg Cathedral) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

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You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg, Rothenburg, Würzburg Residence
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

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