5 days in Germany Itinerary

5 days in Germany Itinerary

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5 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Munich
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trier
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Berlin
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Munich

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Sennerei Lehern and then hit the slopes at Zugspitze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary builder site .

Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

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Linderhof Palace, Sennerei Lehern
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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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 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, wander the streets of Old Town, then stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg journey website .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Trier.

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then stop by Rituals, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trier planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. In August in Trier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Trier

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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), admire the landmark architecture of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then see the interesting displays at DDR Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Trier to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)

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