16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Marienburg Fortress, & more) and Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Vieille Ville, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and make a trip to Altstadt.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to Nuremberg is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in November, expect Nuremberg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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.
When in Munich, make a side trip to see Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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 8th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Red Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and finally make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Townhall.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamburg tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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