14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 1 night
Fly

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Berlin

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neues Museum and Potsdamer Platz. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin journey maker website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Munich

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Peter's Church and Frauenkirche will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dresden to Munich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zugspitze and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Linderhof and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally contemplate the long history of Frankoniabrunnen.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Heidelberg

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then visit Altstadt (Old Town).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg visit planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.