16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
5
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Go for a jaunt from Munich to Hohenschwangau to see Schloss Hohenschwangau about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Munich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Munich at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Schloss Linderhof
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

2
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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then make a trip to Das Plonlein, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Reichsstadtmuseum ©
Reichsstadtmuseum

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nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playmobil FunPark and Bamberg Altstadt. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Bamberg Cathedral) and Regensburg (Old Town & Cathedral of St Peter's). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, make a trip to Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg vacation maker .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg, Playmobil FunPark
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Playmobil FunPark ©
Playmobil FunPark
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Zwinger, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and then admire the landmark architecture of Coselpalais. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then make a trip to Procession of Princes, and finally don't miss a visit to Gorlitzer Strasse.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victory Column (Siegessaule) and Pariser Platz. Attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin road trip tool .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

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