7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

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7 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Munich
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Berlin
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation site.

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 train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, Munich is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then fly down the slopes at Zugspitze.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen road trip app.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

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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 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Dresden takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dresden, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

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 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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