13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  25​h
Munich
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Hamburg
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Sydney

3
days
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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Let the collections at Deutsches Museum and Neue Pinakothek capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munich driving holiday planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In July, Munich is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Nuremberg.

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Alte Pinakothek
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Munich Residenz

2
days
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of Justice. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lorenz, then stop by Casa del Puro Nürnberg, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ultra Comix, and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Munich to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dresden.

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Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

1
day
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): shop like a local with QF Quartier an der Frauenkirche Verwaltungs GmbH, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then stop by Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler, and finally stop by Ullmann's Laden.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dresden day trip planner .

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.

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Frauenkirche Dresden
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Albertinum

3
days
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and Berlin Wall Memorial. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip builder site .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

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Pergamonmuseum
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Topography of Terror
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Charlottenburg Palace

1
day
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, hunt for treasures at Fish Auction Hall and Market, and then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamburg travel planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Miniatur Wunderland
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Alter Elbtunnel
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Speicherstadt

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