9 days in Germany Itinerary

9 days in Germany Itinerary

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9 days in Germany Itinerary

Richmond
Fly:  16​h
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Richmond

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich day trip planning website .

Richmond, USA to Munich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Munich is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Richmond in May, with highs in Munich at 64°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
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Munich Residenz

2
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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 31st (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf, admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at Criminal Medieval Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Würzburg Residence, and finally step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob, and finally take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dresden.

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
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Old Town
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Marienburg Fortress

1
day
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, stop by Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then take a stroll through Neustadt, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Dresden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and then examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, stop by bob – boxoffberlin, take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), then stop by AMPELMANN Shop am Gendarmenmarkt, and finally stop by Rausch Schokoladenhaus.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
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Pergamonmuseum
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Topography of Terror

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