16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Manama

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Red Gallery, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Jungfernstieg, walk around Planten un Blomen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamburg road trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Hamburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manama to Hamburg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manama in July, with highs in Hamburg at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Tradition & Form, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, make a trip to Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dresden route planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dresden, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally get in on the family fun at Playmobil FunPark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then shop like a local with Galerie Frank Fluegel, and finally make a trip to St. Lorenz Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg itinerary website .

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bamberg, Playmobil-FunPark
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Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip tool .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, make a trip to Porta Nigra, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gangolf, then shop like a local with Hauptmarkt, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trier vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. July in Trier sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with FlyTeam, pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, then explore the activities along Alpseebad, then admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau sightseeing site .

You can drive from Trier to Hohenschwangau in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hohenschwangau can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Wies Church, Schloss Neuschwanstein, FlyTeam
Highlights from your plan
Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip tool .

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ettal
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

1
night
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Pink Chamaleon, go deep underground at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, then browse the exhibits of Dokumentation Obersalzberg, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden road trip tool .

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konigssee, Pink Chamaleon
Highlights from your plan
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Markt am Wiener Platz, take an in-depth tour of Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich journey planner .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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