13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dachau
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Columbus

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.
Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Wannsee for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Neues Palais & Potsdam's Gardens). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip tool .

Columbus, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Columbus to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, make a trip to Schloss Moritzburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Dachau.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Moritzburg
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

2
nights
Dachau

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Reconciliation, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt Dachau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Kirche St. Jakob, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dachau trip website .

You can fly from Dresden to Dachau in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Dachau sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites
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Dachau Palace ©
Dachau Palace
Katholische Kirche St. Jakob ©
Katholische Kirche St. Jakob

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.
Popular historic sites such as Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, & more). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planning website .

Munich is just a stone's throw from Dachau. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Regensburg, Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, Herrenchiemsee New Palace
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Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©

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