7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden visit planner.

Washington, USA to Dresden is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Dresden, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dresden: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich online trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg — 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg trip planning app.

Fly from Munich to Wurzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.