5 days in Germany Itinerary

5 days in Germany Itinerary

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5 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Munich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trier
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt and then shop like a local with Schack-Galerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom.

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Chicago, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In September, Munich is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Porta Nigra, stop by Rituals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gangolf.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Trier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. September in Trier sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping
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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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