9 days in Saxony Itinerary

9 days in Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saxony trip planner

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Leipzig
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Leipzig

— 3 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.
When in Leipzig, make a side trip to see Das Chemnitzer Rathaus in Chemnitz, approximately Chemnitz away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, don't miss a visit to Karl-Heine-Kanal, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), and steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leipzig online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Leipzig is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Leipzig sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Dresden

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Lohmen (Basteigebiet & Felsenburg Neurathen) and Parc national de la Suisse saxonne (in Pirna). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dresden itinerary maker site.

Getting from Leipzig to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.