8 days in Germany & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Germany & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Germany & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h
3
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Orleans, United States

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin sightseeing planning site .

New Orleans, USA to Berlin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along English Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip tool .

Getting from Munich to Washington DC by combination of flight, bus, and subway takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Washington DC, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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