19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Munich — 2 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and BMW Welt. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich online visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Munich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Munich at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden — 2 nights

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 4th (Thu), go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, then explore the activities along Konigssee, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bartholomew's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, and then trek along Der Carl von Linde Weg.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berchtesgaden tour itinerary site.

Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Eibsee and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zugspitze. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 2 nights

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip builder site.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 2 nights

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 10th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally don't miss a visit to Hofkirche.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Townhall. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hamburg route planning app.

Fly from Rothenburg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Großer Tiergarten and Zoo Berlin. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder site.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden — 3 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden holiday planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for home on the 19th (Fri).
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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