12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt and Ludwig Beck AG. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Deutsches Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and get into the urban bustle at Gasteig.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder website .

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Head to Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf and Hauptmarktfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and St. Lorenz. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, stop by Casa del Puro Nürnberg, contemplate the long history of Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche Nürnberg.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg route builder app .

You can take a train from Munich to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Rothenburg
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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
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.
Visiting Zoo Berlin and Strandbad Tegeler See will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and Berlin Wall Memorial are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, look for gifts at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin vacation builder website .

Getting from Nuremberg to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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