13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

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

2
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, stroll around English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning app .

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. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the galleries of Fortress Marienberg, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, then take in nature's colorful creations at Stadtpark, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally contemplate the long history of Pilatushaus.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg journey site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Gorlitzer Strasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dresden online itinerary planner .

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Before you visit Berlin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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