9 days in Germany Itinerary

9 days in Germany Itinerary

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Trier
— 1 day
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 2 nights
Fly
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Weimar
— 1 night
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Trier — 1 day

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domstadt (Cathedral City), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trier journey planner.

Mons, Belgium to Trier is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum. On your second day here, snap pictures at Tauberbrucke, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, contemplate the long history of Frankoniabrunnen, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich journey planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Weimar.
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Weimar — 1 night

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Liszt Haus, step into the grandiose world of Stadtschloss, then get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Schillers Wohnhaus.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Weimar road trip planning site.

Fly from Munich to Weimar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Weimar can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Weimar to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder tool.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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