18 days in Munich, Leipzig & Berlin Itinerary

18 days in Munich, Leipzig & Berlin Itinerary

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18 days in Munich, Leipzig & Berlin Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Munich
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Leipzig
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai

7
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.
When in Munich, make a side trip to see Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Munich. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Munich hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

4
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Leipzig: Dresden (Bruhl's Terrace, The Dresden Zwinger, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, get to know the resident critters at Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), and take an in-depth tour of Bach Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leipzig trip planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Leipzig takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Berlin.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Leipzig to Berlin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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