12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto

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.
Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sammlung Hoffman and Klassenfeind Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, view the masterpieces at Soviet Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, and raise your glass at Meisterschueler.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin day trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Berlin is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, wander the streets of Neustadt, and then look for gifts at Tradition & Form. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Hausmannsturm, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, contemplate the long history of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then take a stroll through Rahnitzgasse, and finally stop by Gorlitzer Strasse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dresden tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Dresden, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
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Frauenkirche Dresden
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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Rothenburg

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An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, get engrossed in the history at Museum fuer Franken, then contemplate the long history of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Siebold-Museum. On your second day here, get outside with Kletterwald, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rothenburg travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

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Würzburg Residence
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Fortress Marienberg
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Altstadt

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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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and Schack-Galeriefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, get into the urban bustle at Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig), and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Nymphenburg Palace
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Munich Residenz
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Deutsches Museum

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