60 days in Germany, Karachi & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

60 days in Germany, Karachi & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 5 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
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Karachi, Pakistan
— 7 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Ludwigsbruecke, Wallfahrtskirche Kappele – Kapuzinerkloster, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Memmingen to Rothenburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 6 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.
When in Nuremberg, make a side trip to see Technik-Museum Kratzmuhle in Beilngries, approximately Beilngries away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, look for gifts at Bube und Koenig GmbH, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:

Baden-Baden, Germany — 5 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baden-Baden: Europa-Park (in Rust), Frankfurt (Liebieghaus & Stadel Museum) and Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Freiburger Münster, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, and take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nuremberg to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trier.
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Trier, Germany — 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Weingut Kloster Ebernach (in Cochem). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and admire the landmark architecture of Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi).

Make your Trier itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Trier, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Cologne, Germany — 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Die Romische Kalkbrennerei in Iversheim (in Bad Munstereifel), Marktplatz (in Linz am Rhein) and Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in Bonn). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Villa Trips - Museum fuer Rennsportgeschite, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne day trip planning website.

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 5 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Outpost One (in Dassow), Brodtener Steilufer (in Travemuende) and Holstentor (in Lubeck). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg holiday planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Dresden, Germany — 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grassi Museum (in Leipzig) and August Horch Museum (in Zwickau). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dresden online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Karachi.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Karachi, Pakistan — 7 nights

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Karachi is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building, see the interesting displays at PAF Museum, and don't miss a visit to Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Karachi trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dresden to Karachi. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pakistan Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Medina.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:

Medina, Saudi Arabia — 3 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and see the interesting displays at Koran Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Medina trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Karachi to Medina in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Medina is minus 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Mecca.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia — 4 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mecca: Jeddah (Nassif House Museum, Hassan Enany Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kaaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, engage your brain at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca trip maker.

You can fly from Medina to Mecca in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Mecca is somewhat warmer than Medina - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 6 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mecca to Munich in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January, Munich is much colder than Mecca - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

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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Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.
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