15 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eastern Germany Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Magdeburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wernigerode
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dessau
— 1 night
Drive
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Lichterfeld
— 1 night
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Berlin

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visiting Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Tegeler See will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Mitte, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Berlin tour itinerary builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Berlin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Magdeburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Magdeburg

— 3 nights

Cathedral City

Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Butterfly House Elbauenpark and Room Escape Games. When in Magdeburg, make a side trip to see Jagdschloss Letzlingen in Letzlingen, approximately Letzlingen away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gruene Zitadelle, don't miss a visit to Aussichtsturm - Stadtpark Rotehorn, admire the local landmark of Faunenbrunnen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Magdeburger Dom.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Magdeburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Magdeburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wernigerode.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wernigerode

— 3 nights

Colorful Town in the Harz Foothills

In the foothills of the Harz Mountains in central Germany, Wernigerode offers energetic nightlife, scenic vistas, and fine dining within a medieval town of spires, castles, and timbered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harz National Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Teufelsmauer, take in the dramatic natural features at Roßtrappe, then see the interesting displays at Quedlinburg Schloss, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wernigerode road trip tool.

You can drive from Magdeburg to Wernigerode in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Dessau.

Things to do in Wernigerode

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dessau

— 1 night
Dessau is a town and former municipality in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Luisium, then walk around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dessau online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wernigerode to Dessau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Dessau, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lichterfeld.

Things to do in Dessau

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Lichterfeld

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Senftenberger See, then make a trip to Besucherbergwerk F60, and then don't miss a visit to Schloss Doberlug. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz and then make a trip to Windmuhle Straupitz.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lichterfeld trip planner.

Getting from Dessau to Lichterfeld by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lichterfeld

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips