18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 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
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Dresden
— 3 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 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then take an in-depth tour of Museum fur Franken, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg tour planner.

Durham, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Wurzburg. In June, Wurzburg is a bit cooler than Durham - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Munich

— 4 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, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Munich online trip builder.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dresden travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Dresden, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hamburg online travel route planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) 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

4.5
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.