12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 3 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to San Jose

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Munich — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary maker.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Munich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Munich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Munich is colder than San Jose - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Nuremberg — 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Altstadt (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber), Wurzburg (Marienkapelle, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more) and Rothenburg (Town Walls, Reichsstadtmuseum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg online holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will leave for Dresden on the 9th (Thu).
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Dresden — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Berlin (Berliner Fernsehturm, Pergamonmuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Stallhof, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dresden holiday planning website.

Fly from Nuremberg to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart — 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart and then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Dresden to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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