18 days in Chennai & Germany Itinerary

18 days in Chennai & Germany Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Chennai, India — 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day by day itinerary now includes T Nagar, Ranganathan Street. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and then browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chennai travel route builder app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll get in some beach time at Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte. Head to Winterfeldt Markt and Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlinfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin journey planner.

Getting from Chennai to Berlin by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Konigsbrucker Heide, look for gifts at CAMONDAS Schokoladenkontor am Schloss Dresden, get into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, then wander the streets of Neustadt, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planning site.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Let the collections at Fortress Marienberg and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Würzburg Residence and Bamberg Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck), Bamberg (Flussbad Hainbadestelle & Bamberg Altstadt) and Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, look for gifts at maennERsache, admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and take a stroll through Altstadt.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg online holiday planner.

Getting from Dresden to Rothenburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.
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Hohenschwangau, Germany — 1 night

A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich Residenz and BMW Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Donaudurchbruch (in Kelheim) and Strandbad St. Alban (in Diessen). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, explore the activities along English Garden, and wander the streets of Schwabing.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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