8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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8 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Dresden
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, look for gifts at Bogner, and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally take a stroll through Haidhausen.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
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 16th (Fri): stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, browse the different shops at Ultra Comix, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), and finally look for gifts at Buchhandlung Hugendubel.

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Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, then stop by Tradition & Form, and finally take a stroll through Neustadt.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dresden vacation planner .

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Dresden are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Neustadt ©
Neustadt
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form

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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.
Visit Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
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Charlottenburg Palace
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Pergamon Museum

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