16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Munich
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip site.

Palermo, Italy to Munich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

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Frankfurt

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Messel Pit Fossil Site and Temple of Isis & Mater Magna. You'll explore and learn at Stadel Museum and German Film Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Darmstadt (Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt & Mathildenhoehe) and Wiesbaden (Neroberg & Saint Elizabeth's Church). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ruine Königstein, see the interesting displays at Museum Embankment, steep yourself in history at The Hauptwache, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Berlin

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbad Wannsee and Rhinluch. Potsdam's Gardens and Neues Palais will appeal to history buffs. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, approximately Potsdam away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Alter Elbtunnel and Marienkirche. St Nikolai Memorial and Buddenbrookhaus will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (European Hansemuseum, Lubeck Cathedral, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Hamburg History.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamburg visit planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.