16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train
5
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Cologne
— 1 night
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Wurzburg

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Wurzburg vacation maker tool.

Durham, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Wurzburg due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in June; daily highs in Wurzburg reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Munich

— 3 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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dresden online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Munich to Dresden by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Berlin

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Hamburg

— 3 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Domschatzkammer and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hamburg to Cologne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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.