16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamburg online visit planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hamburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hamburg is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, things will get much colder in Hamburg: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally ponder the design of Wasserfontainen im Zwingerhof.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

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 9th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, stroll around Stadtpark, steep yourself in history at Tiefer Brunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then head outdoors with Wohrder Wiese, then steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg holiday planner .

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Fortress Marienberg, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, admire the striking features of Die Rossmuhle, and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg itinerary 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 April in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Romantische Strasse ©
Romantische Strasse

4
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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