17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hamburg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Tehran

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Holstentor and Miniatur Wunderland. Get some historical perspective at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis and Alter Elbtunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Marienkirche, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, take a stroll through HafenCity, stroll around Planten un Blomen, and view the masterpieces at Red Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg journey maker app .

Tehran, Iran to Hamburg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Hamburg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in August, expect Hamburg to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, view the masterpieces at Klassenfeind Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Camera Work, and explore the world behind art at Sammlung Hoffman.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Tradition & Form, view the masterpieces at From Monet to Klimt, step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally make a trip to Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then get into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Koenigstein Fortress.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dresden, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Koenigstein Fortress
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Flussbad Hainbadestelle, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, get your game on at Ultra Comix, browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip website .

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Ettal Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ettal
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Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Ost-West-Friedenskirche, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally shop like a local with Schack-Galerie.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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