13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Madrid

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Amphitheater.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Trier online day trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Trier is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in August, with highs in Trier at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

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

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Der Hofgarten, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then make a trip to Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Gorlitzer Strasse, then make a trip to Frauenkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Coselpalais, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Dresden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, and appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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