17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Munich
1
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Lubeck
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
End: Hamburg

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eibsee and Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Alpine Coaster Oberammergau (in Oberammergau) and Hollentalklamm (in Grainau). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Flughafen München-Riem, Memmingen Allgau Airport and Nuremberg Airport. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grainau, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
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Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm
Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Zeppelinfeld, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Der Schoene Brunnen, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rosengarten
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DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner .

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Berlin on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frauenkirche and Sanssouci Park. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam's Gardens (in Potsdam), Procession of Princes (in Dresden) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner .

Getting from Rothenburg to Berlin by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Dresden, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Bremen (Roland Statue, Bottcherstrasse, & more), Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen (in Bergen) and Deutsches Panzermuseum (in Munster). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, explore the activities along Binnenalster, contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Blankenese.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip builder .

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bremen, Deutsches Panzermuseum, Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

1
night
Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Travemunde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, then take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of An der Obertrave.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lubeck itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Lubeck in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kiel.

Things to do in Lubeck

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Marienkirche ©
Marienkirche

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