21 days in Germany, Munsingen & Giethoorn Itinerary

21 days in Germany, Munsingen & Giethoorn Itinerary

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21 days in Germany, Munsingen & Giethoorn Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Munsingen, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Essen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Schack-Galerie. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, wander the streets of Schwabing, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Munich is minus 2 hours. In August, Munich is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munsingen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

7
nights
Munsingen, Switzerland

Munsingen ©
Münsingen is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Get some cultural insight at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh and Abegg-Stiftung. Get outdoors at Stockhorn and Cowboyranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munsingen: Schwarzenburg (Schloss Schwarzenburg & Pfarrkirche Wahlern), Schloss Trachselwald (in Trachselwald) and Affoltern im Emmental (Trachselwald Castle & Emmentaler Schaukaeserei). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Seilpark Gantrisch, see the interesting displays at Sensorium im Ruettihubelbad, stroll the grounds of Kirche Wurzbrunnen, and enjoy some diversion at Aare.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munsingen tour builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Munich to Munsingen. In August, daily temperatures in Munsingen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Baden-Baden on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Munsingen

Outdoors Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Affoltern im Emmental, Schwarzenburg, Riggisberg, Toffen, Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh
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Stockhorn ©
Stockhorn
Abegg-Stiftung ©
Abegg-Stiftung
Sensorium im Ruettihubelbad ©
Sensorium im Ruettihubelbad

3
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Frieder Burda and Trinkhalle. Visiting Geroldsauer Wasserfall and Mummelsee will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munsingen to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Essen.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

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Merkur ©
Merkur
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Hohenbaden Castle ©
Hohenbaden Castle

2
nights
Essen, Germany

Essen ©
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum Folkwang, then browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz, and then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

Start your trip to Essen by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Essen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Essen

Shopping Nature Parks
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Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz ©
Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz
Museum Folkwang ©
Museum Folkwang

4
nights
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus and De Oude Aarde. There's still lots to do: stop by Lekkers & Zo and examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn trip planning website .

Drive from Essen to Giethoorn in 2.5 hours. August in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Giethoorn

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De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

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