11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Dortmund
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and engage your brain at Deutsches Technikmuseum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip site .

Dortmund to Berlin is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Room Escape Games

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Starnberger See and Munich Residenz. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Lake Tegernsee in Tegernsee, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, walk around Theresienwiese, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip builder website .

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Tegernsee, Starnberger See
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Family-friendly places like Bergbahnen Bad Hindelang Oberjoch and Alpspitz will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolbensattel and Hornbahn Bad Hindelang. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Partenkiirchner Bergbahen.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip site .

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 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bad Hindelang, Kolbensattel
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

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