17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
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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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planning app.

Madrid, Spain to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday site.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

1
night
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): examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

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 panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

3
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Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, Reichsstadtmuseum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, and admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg day trip planning website.

You can drive from Munich to Wurzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

2
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Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule, appreciate the history behind Saint George's Fountain, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, then get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trier road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

1
night
Cologne

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

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.