17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h
1
Dresden
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Cologne
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Stallhof, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hausmannsturm, and finally step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

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New Delhi, India to Dresden is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Dresden is minus 4 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for cooler days in Dresden, with highs around 7°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister ©
Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister

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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder tool .

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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

1
night
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 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

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Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, don't miss a visit to Die Rossmuhle, then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, make a trip to Schmiedgasse, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, and finally make a trip to Romantische Strasse.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg travel route planner.

Take a train from Cologne to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Cologne in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Sinwellturm, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg tour planning website .

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, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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