17 days in Germany, Denmark & Latvia Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Denmark & Latvia Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Westfriedhof. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Munich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Munich hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trip

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©

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 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Der Pulverturm.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip builder.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden holiday planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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 16th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg sightseeing tool.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Visit Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel planning site.

Getting from Hamburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Christiansborg Slot ©
Christiansborg Slot

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Appreciate the collections at House of the Black Heads and Musee Art Nouveau. You'll discover tucked-away gems like KGB Building and Jurmala Beach. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riga travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Riga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Riga is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Side Trip

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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
House of the Black Heads ©
House of the Black Heads
KGB Building ©
KGB Building

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