16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Sammlung Falckenberg, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, get into the urban bustle at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, then view the masterpieces at Red Gallery, and finally stop by Duske und Duske.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hamburg is 9 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Red Gallery ©
Red Gallery

4
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Camera Work. Get a sense of the local culture at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Sammlung Hoffman. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ariel Fantasy, stop by Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder tool .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
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Topography of Terror
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art4berlin GALLERY

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore and learn at The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum. Do your shopping at Tradition & Form and Centrum Galerie. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with From Monet to Klimt, step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, don't miss a visit to Neustadter Markthalle, and get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Tradition & Form
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The Dresden Zwinger
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Albertinum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie Frank Fluegel and Marienburg Fortress. You'll explore and learn at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum). Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (maennERsache & Würzburg Residence). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Bernstein Museum, and browse the different shops at Franken Center Nurnberg.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online tour itinerary planner .

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 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Galerie Frank Fluegel
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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.
Schack-Galerie and Munich Residenz will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munich. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at lothringer13, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom, and shop like a local with Galerie Hegemann.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich online trip maker .

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
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Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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