16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Munich is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, things will get colder in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress, Würzburg Residence, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, admire the landmark architecture of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, and make a trip to Die Rossmuhle.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg visit planner .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Romantische Strasse ©
Romantische Strasse

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Family-friendly places like Tiergarten Nurnberg and Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, have fun and explore at Kindermuseum Nurnberg, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and stroll around Stadtpark.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof
Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum

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.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, and then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

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.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip website .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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