8 days in Saxony Itinerary

8 days in Saxony Itinerary

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Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Dresden
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Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jonsdorf
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gorlitz
— 1 night
Drive
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Leipzig
— 1 night
Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Helsinki

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Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Secundogenitor. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and stop by Neustadt.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary planning website.

Helsinki, Finland to Dresden is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Dresden is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dresden, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jonsdorf.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Jonsdorf

— 2 nights
The community of Jonsdorf is located in the south of the Kreis Görlitz in the southeast of the German federal state of Saxony. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saxon Switzerland National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz, head outdoors with Stadtbad Zittau, then identify plant and animal life at The Recreation Area of Leisure Oasis Olbersdorfer Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nonnenfelsen.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jonsdorf tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Jonsdorf takes 2 hours. In June in Jonsdorf, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gorlitz.

Things to do in Jonsdorf

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorlitz

— 1 night
Görlitz is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Berzdorfer See, stroll the grounds of Historischer Nikolaifriedhof, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Landskron Braumanufaktur.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gorlitz itinerary maker site.

Drive from Jonsdorf to Gorlitz in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Gorlitz

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Leipzig

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Leipzig, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leipzig trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Gorlitz to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Saxony travel guide

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Churches · Landmarks · Art Museums
Saxony features a long history of independence as a separate kingdom. It is a fascinating mix of medieval castles, cobbled town squares, Gothic churches, lavish palaces, and old-fashioned steam trains. The people who live here have a strong sense of distinctness from other Germans. This mainly stems from the region's history of independence and its large population of ethnic Sorbs (a Slavic people). But the residents are as friendly and warm as they are proud of their cultural and natural riches. Saxony is home to several high-profile cities full of things to do. It also contains a sprawling countryside dotted by neat vineyards, sun-drenched parks, rugged sandstone cliffs, lush meadows, and picturesque hillside villages. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, the area outside Saxony's urban centers remains one of the least-explored regions of the country. Venture deep into this multifaceted land to soak up the local culture. You'll be able to enjoy sightseeing at the various cultural and natural attractions unhindered by large tourist crowds.