16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Trier
— 3 nights
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Hamburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Planten un Blomen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain to Hamburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Puerto de la Cruz to Hamburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Berlin

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Visit East Side Gallery and Berliner Dom for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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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 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

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Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then steep yourself in history at Fortress Marienberg, then steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower.

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Drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Munich

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then examine the collection at BMW Welt, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich online day trip planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then stroll through Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, and then head outdoors with Zugspitze. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Trier

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Visit Porta Nigra and Reichsburg Cochem for their historical value. Eltz Castle and St. Paulin-Kirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Traumschleifen Saar-Hunsruck (in Boppard) and Karmeliterkirche St. Josef (in Beilstein). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, and steep yourself in history at Kaiserthermen.

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Drive from Schwangau to Trier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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.