8 days in Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden Itinerary

8 days in Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden Itinerary

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1
Berlin
— 3 nights
2
Leipzig
— 1 night
3
Dresden
— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palace of Tears and Gemaldegalerie. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rhinluch and Lager Lager. There's much more to do: visit Mitte, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Berlin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rhinluch
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

1
night
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Hoefe am Bruehl, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Leipzig.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leipzig road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
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Hauptbahnhof Leipzig ©
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, thentake an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

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

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