17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
1
Bonn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bamberg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Jose

2
nights
Bonn

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), Amphitheater, Porta Nigra, and other attractions. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bonn trip planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bonn is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in March; daily highs in Bonn reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Trier
Highlights from your plan
Beethoven-Haus Bonn ©
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Speicherstadt, Miniatur Wunderland, Townhall, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and finally admire the striking features of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Bonn to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Dresden, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

2
nights
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.
You've added Neue Residenz, Würzburg Residence, St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamberg trip planner .

Drive from Dresden to Bamberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bamberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Würzburg Residence, St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)
Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Viktualienmarkt, BMW Museum, Neue Pinakothek, and other attractions. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Take a train from Bamberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Friedrichsbad, Freiburger Münster, Triberger Waterfall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at The Friedrichsbad, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart visit planning website .

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Spas Baths

Side Trips

Triberger Waterfall, Friedrichsbad, Freiburger Münster
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Friedrichsbad ©
Friedrichsbad
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Main Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and then admire the striking features of Main Tower.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Heidelberg
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Romer ©
Romer

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