13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Cologne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rothenburg
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Welt, then don't miss a visit to Fuggerei, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Fuggerei, Andechs Monastery
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BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) and Flaeming Skate. Get some cultural insight at Charlottenburg Palace and Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Boxoffberlin and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

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

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flaeming Skate
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Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then stop by Altmarkt Galerie Dresden, then make a trip to Frauenkirche, and finally stop by Tradition & Form.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Augustusburg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Cologne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Schloss Augustusburg
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Augustusburg ©
Schloss Augustusburg
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, and then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church, then wander the streets of Wilhelmstrasse, and then examine the collection at Mathematikum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cologne to Frankfurt by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for Rothenburg on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wilhelmstrasse, St. Augustine's Church, Mathematikum, Main-Taunus Zentrum
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Mathematikum ©
Mathematikum
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

few
hours
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 23rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rothenburg tour builder .

Drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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