9 days in Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden Itinerary

9 days in Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden Itinerary

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9 days in Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Leipzig
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin tour builder website.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

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

2
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Leipzig is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), see the interesting displays at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, and admire the striking features of Altes Rathaus.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leipzig trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

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Bach Museum ©
Bach Museum
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste
Grassi Museum ©
Grassi Museum

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 23rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage, make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden, get engrossed in the history at Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

You can take a train from Leipzig to Dresden in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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