17 days in Germany & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Germany & Slovenia Itinerary

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Trier, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Trier, Germany

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarramt St Marien St. Martin, stroll the grounds of Cemetery at St. Maximin, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche der Barmherzigen Bruder, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trier trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Trier is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Trier sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Heidelberg, Germany

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Altstadt (Old Town), steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral.

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You can drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, and finally contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites

2
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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Nassauer Haus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elisabethkirche, steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Unschlittplatz, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Dürer's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, take in the spiritual surroundings of Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobskirche, then make a trip to Comodie Furth, and finally steep yourself in history at Kongresshalle Nurnberg.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Fussen, Germany

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, ponder the design of Stadtbrunnen, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Krippkirche St. Nikolaus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fussen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Fussen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Fussen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 8th (Tue), hike along Ettal Wintersport: Wildfutterung im Grasswangtal, then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, then get outside with Erlebnisberg Steckenberg, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Drive from Fussen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Notranjski Regional Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje, and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Postojna online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Postojna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In December in Postojna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Postojna

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): head outdoors with Biosphere Potsdam, make a trip to Neues Palais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franzoesischer Dom, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally steep yourself in history at Soviet Memorial Tiergarten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaulsdorfer Seen, identify plant and animal life at Schmetterlingshorst, and then see some colorful creatures with Tauchschule Linek.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Postojna to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sachsisches Standehaus, explore the historical opulence of Fasanenschlosschen Moritzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, enjoy breathtaking views from Winzer Lutz Muller, then steep yourself in history at Stallhof, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hausmannsturm. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Felsenburg Neurathen, take in the dramatic natural features at Schwedenlocher, explore the historical opulence of Neurathen Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St. Marien, and finally stop by Tradition & Form.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dresden tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Leipzig, Germany

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 15th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Naschmarkt, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Johannisfriedhof, head outdoors with Cospudener See, head outdoors with Markkleeberger See, then steep yourself in history at Kloster Nimbschen, and finally stroll around Clara-Zetkin Park. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St. Wenzel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marktplatz - Stadt Naumburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuenburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Merseburg, then head outdoors with Irrgarten Altjessnitz, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Mephisto and Faust.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leipzig trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leipzig are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Lune, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stintmarkt im Luneburger Hafen, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Alter Kran. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Boberger Duenen, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, steep yourself in history at Wasserkunst Kaltehofe, then make a trip to Domkirche St. Marien, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Café Elbgold , and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker.

Getting from Leipzig to Hamburg by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.