22 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

22 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Leipzig
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Leipzig
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aachen
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 6 nights
Drive
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Oldenburg
— 5 nights
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Leipzig

— 5 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volkerschlachtdenkmal and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). The adventure continues: make a trip to Market Square (Markt), walk around Johannapark, contemplate the long history of New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Leipzig trip itinerary planning site.

Athens, Greece to Leipzig is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Leipzig due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in June, with highs in Leipzig at 26°C and lows at 14°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aachen.

Things to do in Leipzig

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Aachen

— 5 nights

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aachen Cathedral and Aachener Rathaus. Get out of town with these interesting Aachen side-trips: Cochem (Reichsburg Cochem & Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus), Marksburg (in Braubach) and Nurburgring (in Nuerburg). The adventure continues: make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), pause for some photo ops at Printenmadchen, contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Aachen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leipzig to Aachen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Aachen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dresden.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore hidden gems such as Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Koenigstein (Koenigstein Fortress & Bibelpflanzengarten). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and take in the views from Augustus Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden route planning website.

Getting from Aachen to Dresden by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Oldenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Oldenburg

— 5 nights
Oldenburg or simply Oldenburg is an independent city in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. Discover out-of-the-way places like Deutsches Auswandererhaus and Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost. Get out of town with these interesting Oldenburg side-trips: Wilhelmshaven (Parc national de la mer des Wadden de Basse-Saxe & Bunker Museum Wilhelmshaven) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Horst Janssen Museum, admire the striking features of House Degode, and cool off at Olantis Huntebad.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oldenburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Oldenburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dresden in June, you will find days in Oldenburg are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oldenburg

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips