17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Luxembourg, Bus to Trier
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Trier
— 1 night
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Train
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Bremen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly

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Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and then don't miss a visit to Hauptmarkt. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Trier journey planning website.

Madrid, Spain to Trier is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Trier at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

2
nights
Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Wurzburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Trier to Wurzburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In July, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

1
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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, then don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

4
nights
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Bremen

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Explore Bremen's surroundings by going to Schlosskirche (in Varel), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Wilhelmshaven (Rosarium Wilhelmshaven & Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), don't miss a visit to Bottcherstrasse, walk around Rhododendronpark Bremen, and examine the collection at Alte Pumpwerk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bremen online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Bremen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Bremen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Townhall and then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg driving holiday site.

You can drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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.