17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Rothenburg
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Train
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then make a trip to Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. On the next day, make a trip to Klingentor, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg attractions planner.

Luanda, Angola to Rothenburg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Luanda in December, with highs in Rothenburg at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Nuremberg

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Family-friendly places like Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Kaiserburg Nurnberg will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), make a trip to Altstadt, and steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.
Bring the kids along to Marienplatz and Munich Residenz. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at BMW Welt, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and stroll around English Garden.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 5th (Wed), make a trip to Neumarkt, then don't miss a visit to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Munich to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.
Bring the kids along to Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

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

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.