20 days in Germany Itinerary

20 days in Germany Itinerary

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20 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Dresden
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Glasgow

12
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Viktualienmarkt and Andechs Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Eibsee and Walchensee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Ingolstadt (Audi Museum & St. Maria de Victoria Kirche), Ammersee (in Herrsching am Ammersee) and St. Martin's Church (in Landshut). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ettal Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich day trip site .

Glasgow, UK to Munich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow to Munich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Munich sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Ingolstadt, Ottobeuren Abbey, Andechs Monastery, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online route planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Trier online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Trier are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping
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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): cool off at Kristall Palm Beach, examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg visit planning tool .

Getting from Trier to Nuremberg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Theme Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

Kristall Palm Beach
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Kristall Palm Beach ©
Kristall Palm Beach
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, take a stroll through Neustadt, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, and finally don't miss a visit to Gorlitzer Strasse.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dresden travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Dresden sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

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Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse
Theaterplatz ©
Theaterplatz
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Berlin

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Mall of Berlinfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and wander the streets of Mitte.

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

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©

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