15 days in Germany & South of France Itinerary

15 days in Germany & South of France Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights

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Munich, Germany

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.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in October, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and Altstadt von Fuessen. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and do sightseeing your way with All Things Garmisch - Day Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online route builder.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Berlin, Germany

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 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 24th (Sat), take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

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Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Arles trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Nice to Arles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Arles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille route builder app.

Drive from Arles to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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