14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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14 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Manama

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.
Visiting English Garden and Heidehaus will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, shop like a local with lothringer13, stop by Bavarian Outfitters, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Munich. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in September: high temperatures in Munich hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the dramatic natural features at Schwarzachschlucht, then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Frank Fluegel.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Schwarzachschlucht
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Galerie Frank Fluegel ©
Galerie Frank Fluegel
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through Zurlaubener Ufer, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then look for gifts at Rituals, and finally do a tasting at Weinstube Kesselstatt.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Trier trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. October in Trier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

Wineries Shopping Neighborhoods
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Weinstube Kesselstatt ©
Weinstube Kesselstatt
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Zurlaubener Ufer ©
Zurlaubener Ufer

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Altes Land and then identify plant and animal life at Tister Bauernmoor. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Trier to Hamburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tister Bauernmoor, Altes Land, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Tister Bauernmoor ©
Tister Bauernmoor
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge

5
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.
Do your shopping at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Sammlung Hoffman. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbar Mitte, kick back and relax at Strandbad Wannsee, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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