19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rust
— 1 night
+2
train + tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hamburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Zwinger, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehl Terrace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Pillnitz Castle & Park, get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage, then don't miss a visit to Neumarkt, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dresden route maker site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dresden is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get cooler in Dresden: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Stadt Nürnberg - Rathaus, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally meet the residents at Nuremberg Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Tiergarten Nurnberg ©
Tiergarten Nurnberg

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Deutsches Museum and Tierpark Hellabrunn. Venture out of the city with trips to Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich route tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Tierpark Hellabrunn ©
Tierpark Hellabrunn

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Hofkirche, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg travel route app .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rust attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Rust takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

1
night
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): walk around Park Planten un Blomen and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hamburg Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rust to Hamburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. November in Hamburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Victory Column (Siegessaule) ©
Victory Column (Siegessaule)

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