8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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8 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Berlin
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors capture your imagination. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, take in the exciting artwork at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, get a taste of the local shopping with art4berlin GALLERY, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
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Topographie des Terrors
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, then stop by Tradition & Form, then explore the world behind art at Albertinum, and finally view the masterpieces at From Monet to Klimt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
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Gorlitzer Strasse

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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 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planner .

Getting from Dresden to Rothenburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
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Würzburg Residence
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Marienburg Fortress

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nymphenburg Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Hegemann, then view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Markt am Wiener Platz, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Getting from Rothenburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
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Viktualienmarkt

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