16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cologne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Dresden
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Fort Myers

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary maker tool .

Fort Myers, USA to Cologne is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers to Cologne is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Fort Myers in March: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 51°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You've now added Liebieghaus to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip website .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Neroberg
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Neroberg ©
Neroberg

2
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.
You've added International Maritime Museum, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Planten un Blomen, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamburg attractions planning tool .

Getting from Frankfurt to Hamburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate and Charlottenburg Palace. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder website .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You've now added The Dresden Zwinger to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Dresden vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Dresden sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

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

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You've added Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, St. Lorenz Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Stadtmauer, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary builder .

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 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Deutsches Museum as well as St. Peter's Church. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munich using our trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Visit Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Partnachklamm and Zugspitze. When in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, make a side trip to see Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Zugspitzplatt and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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