23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
You've now added Schwabing to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Schloss Nymphenburg and Munich Residenz. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Church and Altstadt von Fuessen. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Asam Church.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Munich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Munich at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Altstadt von Fuessen
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Sebaldus Church and Nuremberg Palace of Justice will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg) and Regensburg (St. Emmeram Church & Alte Kapelle). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Regensburg, Bamberg Altstadt, Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Spital Bastion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Town Walls and Siebers Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Franziskanerkirche, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and get engrossed in the history at Marienburg Fortress.

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You can take a train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, St. Georgs Brunnen
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gangolf, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kurfurstliches Palais, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), steep yourself in history at Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, and finally delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Trier trip builder site .

You can drive from Wurzburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Trier are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz
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Saint Gangolf's Church ©
Saint Gangolf's Church
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Festung Dresden and Albertinum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Frauenkirche and Canaletto Blick are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Muehle Schmilka (in Bad Schandau), Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein) and Schloss Moritzburg (in Moritzburg). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, appreciate the history behind Martin Luther Monument, explore the historical opulence of Pillnitz Castle & Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Bruehl Terrace.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dresden trip planner .

You can drive from Trier to Dresden in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muehle Schmilka, Schloss Moritzburg, Koenigstein Fortress
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Museum Festung Dresden ©
Museum Festung Dresden
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

6
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.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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