13 days in Berlin, Cologne & Munich Itinerary

13 days in Berlin, Cologne & Munich Itinerary

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13 days in Berlin, Cologne & Munich Itinerary

Start: Pontianak
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cologne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Pontianak

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Side Gallery and Topography of Terror. Get some cultural insight at Potsdamer Platz and Museum Island. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Checkpoint Charlie, take a stroll through Savignyplatz, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pontianak, Indonesia to Berlin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Pontianak to Berlin. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Pontianak in December; daily highs in Berlin reach 4°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa Hammerschmidt, take in the awesome beauty at Drachenfels, and then take an in-depth tour of German National Museum of Contemporary History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower and then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cologne vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Berlin in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cologne: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Bonn, Drachenfels
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Drachenfels ©
Drachenfels
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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Munich

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like English Garden and Fuggerei. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neuschwanstein Castle and Haidhausen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Strandbad St. Alban (in Diessen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's lots more to do: stroll through Flaucher, take a stroll around Gasteig, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in January, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Fuggerei, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Strandbad St. Alban
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Flaucher ©
Flaucher
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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