17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Erfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bamberg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darmstadt
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Rovaniemi

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin driving holiday planner.

Rovaniemi, Finland to Berlin is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basteigebiet. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Basteigebiet.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden travel route website .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Erfurt.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basteigebiet
Highlights from your plan
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

1
night
Erfurt

Erfurt ©
Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Bachhaus, then explore the historical opulence of Wartburg Castle, then make a trip to Domplatz, and finally snap pictures at Kramerbrucke Erfurt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Erfurt Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Erfurt trip planner.

Take a train from Dresden to Erfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bamberg.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eisenach, Weimar
Highlights from your plan
Wartburg Castle ©
Wartburg Castle
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Goethes Gartenhaus ©
Goethes Gartenhaus

1
night
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bamberg HellerHaus, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bamberg using our trip planner.

Getting from Erfurt to Bamberg by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Bamberg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Darmstadt.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg HellerHaus ©
Bamberg HellerHaus

5
nights
Darmstadt

Darmstadt ©
Suffering greatly during the destruction of the Second World War, Darmstadt has emerged in the last half-century as one of Germany’s leading centers for technology and innovation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burg Frankenstein as well as Burg Breuberg.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Darmstadt route planner .

Getting from Bamberg to Darmstadt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Darmstadt are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toFreiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Darmstadt

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burg Frankenstein, Burg Breuberg
Highlights from your plan
Burg Frankenstein ©
Burg Frankenstein
Burg Breuberg ©
Burg Breuberg

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor and then admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner .

You can drive from Darmstadt to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Titisee
Highlights from your plan
Bachle ©
Bachle
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip planner .

Traveling by train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

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