8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Partnachklamm and Asamkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Herreninsel (Pfarrkirche St. Maria & Herrenchiemsee New Palace) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich tour planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Munich is minus 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Munich hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Koenigstein Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart — 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum and then see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dresden to Stuttgart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.