12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Trier
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Gallerie Thomas capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, contemplate the long history of Hubertusbrunnen, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, and shop like a local with Schack-Galerie.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich road trip website.

Salt Lake City, USA to Munich is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Munich. In September, Munich is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

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Side Trips

Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

1
night
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden vacation planner.

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

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Konigssee
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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Konigssee ©
Konigssee

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
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Altstadt
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then stop by Rituals, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Trier

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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
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Hauptmarkt

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.
Do your shopping at art4berlin GALLERY and Meisterschueler. Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, shop like a local with Ariel Fantasy, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

Before you visit Berlin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Trier to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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