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 5.5-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 catch the flight 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 The Hauptwache. You'll explore and learn at Stadel Museum and Dialogmuseum Frankfurt. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Temple of Isis & Mater Magna (in Mainz), Darmstadt (Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt & Institut Mathildenhoehe) and Wiesbaden (Neroberg & Saint Elizabeth's Church). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ruine Königstein, see the interesting displays at German Film Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

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 Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof & Neues Palais). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, take in the exciting artwork at F37, get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berlin travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

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 St Nikolai Memorial. Marienkirche and An der Obertrave will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Buddenbrookhaus, European Hansemuseum, &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 take a train; or 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

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.