8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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8 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Berlin
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Wilmington

1
night
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip website .

Wilmington, USA to Berlin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
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 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and finally stroll around English Garden. On the next day, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then take a stroll through Haidhausen, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munich driving holiday planner .

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Munich sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of Councillors' Tavern, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

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