14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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14 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Cologne
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Dusseldorf
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Dortmund
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Hameln
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h
6
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Potsdam
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
8
Berlin
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
12
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Stuttgart
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Munich
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Main Tower, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Frankfurt is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, things will get cooler in Frankfurt: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Cologne

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cologne online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Dusseldorf on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then look for gifts at Altstadt, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, and finally delve into the distant past at ArcheoPoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Botanischer Garten Grugapark, get a new perspective on nature at Schloss Benrath, and then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip planner .

Dusseldorf is just a stone's throw from Cologne. December in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dortmund.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Botanischer Garten Grugapark
Highlights from your plan
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Schloss Benrath ©
Schloss Benrath
Classic Remise Dusseldorf ©
Classic Remise Dusseldorf

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Dortmund

Dortmund
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Plan trip to Dortmund with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Dortmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dortmund, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toHameln.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Hameln

Hameln ©
Hamelin is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Munchhausen-Museum, then examine the collection at Museum Hameln, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bonifatius, and finally wander the streets of Hameln Old Town. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Berlebeck and then get outside with Externsteine.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hameln tour planning website .

Getting from Dortmund to Hameln by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hameln

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Munchhausen-Museum, Adlerwarte Berlebeck, Externsteine
Highlights from your plan
Museum Hameln ©
Museum Hameln
Munchhausen-Museum ©
Munchhausen-Museum
Hameln Old Town ©
Hameln Old Town

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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.
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Do a combination of taxi and train from Hameln to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Nightlife Museums Tours

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Potsdam

Potsdam ©
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
On the 27th (Fri), get curious at Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel, learn about winemaking at Werderaner Wachtelberg, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, and finally see the sky in a new way at URANIA-Planetarium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sanssouci Park, then step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Potsdam's Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Potsdam road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Potsdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Potsdam

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werderaner Wachtelberg, Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel
Highlights from your plan
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Klassenfeind Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Potsdam to Berlin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Klassenfeind Gallery ©
Klassenfeind Gallery

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Neustadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dresden itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neustadt ©
Neustadt

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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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 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg route 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 December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), and finally trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg road trip planning website .

Drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then shop like a local with Konigstrasse, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Konigstrasse ©
Konigstrasse
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

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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.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip tool .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schack-Galerie ©
Schack-Galerie

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