16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Wiesbaden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Berlin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
You've added Eberbach Abbey, Mosel Valley, Rheinfels Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rheinstein Castle and Bonifatiuskirche. Step off the beaten path and head to Wilhelmstrasse and Feldkapelle. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rhine River and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wiesbaden sightseeing planner.

Newark, USA to Wiesbaden is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Wiesbaden hover around 80°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Rheinstein Castle, Mosel Valley, Eltz Castle, St. Augustine's Church, Eberbach Abbey
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, make a trip to Old Town, and then hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Wiesbaden to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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.
You've added Schloss Neuschwanstein, Hofbrauhaus Munchen, Wank Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Viktualienmarkt and St. Peter's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Andechs Monastery in Andechs (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wank Mountain, Andechs Monastery, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Berchtesgaden Salt Mines
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strandbar Mitte, Potsdam's Gardens and Topography of Terror. Appreciate the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kunstspeicher Friedersdorf. Discover out-of-the-way places like Die Hackeschen Hoefe and The Wall Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Zozoville Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kunstspeicher Friedersdorf, Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

1
night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt day trip planning website .

Fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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