22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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22 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
5
Dresden
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 out of Munich with an excursion to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Munich. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Munich hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Furstengarten Marienberg, Marienburg Fortress, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kirche Saint Gangolf, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally contemplate the long history of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin, take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Rokokokirche St. Irminen, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trier itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

4
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, head outdoors with Wohrder Wiese, and take in nature's colorful creations at Stadtpark.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg online vacation planner .

You can drive from Trier to Nuremberg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden with an excursion to Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Bad Schandau--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dresden journey planner.

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 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden 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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip website .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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