14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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14 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
1
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Stuttgart
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Munich
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You've now added Frankfurt Christmas Market to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Romer, get great views at Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally mix with locals at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Frankfurt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Events
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cologne Christmas Market, Historic Old Town, Hohenzollern Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Events Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Cologne Christmas Market ©
The Cologne Christmas Market
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jungfernstieg, Planten un Blomen, Tierpark Hagenbeck, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church and then enjoy some music at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to Townhall, then don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip maker website .

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Charlottenburg Palace, Großer Tiergarten, Theater im Nikolaiviertel, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Bode Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leipzig
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dresden Christmas Market, Pillnitz Castle & Park, Panometer Dresden, and other attractions. On the 28th (Sat), see a show at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then admire the striking features of Pillnitz Castle & Park, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally mix with locals at Dresden Christmas Market.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dresden itinerary planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Events
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg route planning app .

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

few
hours
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart journey builder .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich tour planner .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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