10 days in Germany Itinerary

10 days in Germany Itinerary

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10 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Munich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then pick up some local products at Markt am Wiener Platz. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; 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. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 41°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

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English Garden ©
English Garden
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
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Marienplatz

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nuremberg Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then shop like a local with Handwerkerhof, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg journey planning website .

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Nuremberg Zoo ©
Nuremberg Zoo
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof

2
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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elbe Sandstone Mountains and then make a trip to Zwinger. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, admire the striking features of Bruehl Terrace, stop by Tradition & Form, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dresden day trip planning app .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Tradition & Form
Kulturpalast Dresden ©
Kulturpalast Dresden

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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.
Do your shopping at Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, browse the different shops at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
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Zoo Berlin
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Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz

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