16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
List, Sylt
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dammam

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Spital Bastion. Visit Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle) and Town Walls for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Nuremberg (Buchhandlung Hugendubel, Hauptmarkt, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt, hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg tour planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rothenburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Rothenburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in January, expect Rothenburg to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuremberg, St. Georgs Brunnen
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the activities along Alpsee, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then admire the landmark architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hohenschwangau sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hohenschwangau can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Altstadt von Fuessen, Alpsee, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

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.
Do your shopping at Viktualienmarkt and Ludwig Beck. Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, stop by Funf Hofe (Five Courts), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Munich travel website .

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to List.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
List, Sylt

List ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ellenbogen, get outside with Rotes Kliff, and then get great views at Uwe Dune.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the List road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Munich to List in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, subway, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Munich in January since evenings lows in List dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in List

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Kampen
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Ellenbogen ©
Ellenbogen
Rotes Kliff ©
Rotes Kliff
Uwe Dune ©
Uwe Dune

5
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.
Visit Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Head to Boxoffberlin and Friedrichstrassefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, stop by Rausch Schokoladenhaus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Schmetterlingshorst.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from List to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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