16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route planner

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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 1 night
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Dresden is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Dresden is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Dresden reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Berlin

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Reichsstadtmuseum. Altstadt and Altes Rathaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral & Bamberg Altstadt) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trier

— 1 night

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. September in Trier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Schwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 27th (Mon), get great views at Zugspitzplatt and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Schwangau online attractions planner.

Getting from Trier to Schwangau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munich

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Munich Residenz. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.