20 days in Germany Itinerary

20 days in Germany Itinerary

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20 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Fussen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
4
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bremerhaven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hamburg
— 2 nights
7
Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zugspitze, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fussen tour itinerary planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Fussen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fussen, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for slightly colder days in Fussen, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, Zugspitze, Linderhof Palace, Wies Church
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Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Asam Church. Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

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You can drive from Fussen to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberger Dom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online road trip planner .

Take a train from Munich to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin, then explore the historical opulence of Oberburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Niederburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), see the interesting displays at Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior, then see the interesting displays at Krippenmuseum Klusserath, and finally steep yourself in history at Romische Villa Urbana.

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Getting from Nuremberg to Trier by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bremerhaven.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manderscheid, Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior, Romische Villa Urbana, Krippenmuseum Klusserath
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Niederburg ©
Niederburg

1
night
Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven ©
Though often overshadowed by its larger and better-known neighbor of Bremen, Bremerhaven has its own distinct identity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historisches Museum Bremerhaven, examine the collection at Museumsschiff FMS GERA, learn about all things military at Aeronauticum, then make a trip to Leuchtturm Obereversand, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Auswandererhaus. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Magnus Kirche, head outdoors with Rosarium Wilhelmshaven, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum Wilhelmshaven, and finally see the interesting displays at Schaufenster Fischereihafen.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bremerhaven route planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Bremerhaven takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremerhaven

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilhelmshaven, Aeronauticum, Saint Magnus Kirche, Leuchtturm Obereversand
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Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
Leuchtturm Obereversand ©
Leuchtturm Obereversand
Historisches Museum Bremerhaven ©
Historisches Museum Bremerhaven

2
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Park Planten un Blomen, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Michael, then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and finally explore the world behind art at Hamburger Kunsthalle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamburg planning website .

Drive from Bremerhaven to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ostseebad Binz.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island

Ostseebad Binz ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park der Sinne, step into the grandiose world of Jagdschloss Granitz, then identify plant and animal life at Insel Vilm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Die Kirche St. Maria Magdalena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.-Marien-Kirche. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen, take a memorable drive along Kreidemuseum Rügen, learn about all things military at HMS Otus, then get to know the fascinating history of Kreidefelsen, and finally see the interesting displays at U-Boat Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ostseebad Binz day trip app .

You can drive from Hamburg to Ostseebad Binz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hamburg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Ostseebad Binz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Ostseebad Binz

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sassnitz, Putbus, Kreidemuseum Rügen, St.-Marien-Kirche
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U-Boat Museum ©
U-Boat Museum
Kreidefelsen ©
Kreidefelsen
Jagdschloss Granitz ©
Jagdschloss Granitz

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Neues Museum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ostseebad Binz to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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