17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Weimar
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad Muggelsee and Strandbad Wannsee. East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, head outdoors with Strandbar Mitte, identify plant and animal life at Kaulsdorfer Seen, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

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Philadelphia, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, wander the streets of Neustadt, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then take a stroll through Rahnitzgasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Gorlitzer Strasse. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, then see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Festung Dresden.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden travel route planner .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Dresden, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Weimar.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

1
night
Weimar

Weimar ©
Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Chapel, contemplate the long history of Schillers Wohnhaus, explore the galleries of Goethes Gartenhaus, then explore the galleries of Goethe National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Belvedere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stadtschloss.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Weimar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Weimar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Weimar can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Weimar

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Schillers Wohnhaus ©
Schillers Wohnhaus
Goethes Gartenhaus ©
Goethes Gartenhaus

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 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Flussbad Hainbadestelle, identify plant and animal life at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, contemplate the long history of Unschlitthaus, then steep yourself in history at Unschlittplatz, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Schwarzachschlucht, then head outdoors with Woehrder See, and finally get outside with Wohrder Wiese.

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Traveling by train from Weimar to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Schwarzachschlucht, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at English Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally wander the streets of Haidhausen. On the next day, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Tauberbrucke, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then make a trip to Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then steep yourself in history at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Krahnenstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, take a stroll through Krahnenviertel, then steep yourself in history at Wallmauer, then wander the streets of Zurlaubener Ufer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Trier tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Greifvogelpark
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserthermen ©
Kaiserthermen
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and finally head outdoors with Panoramaweg. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Eglise Russe, head outdoors with Goenneranlage, then delve into the distant past at Roman Bath Ruins, then head outdoors with Michaelsberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Trinkhalle.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Merkur ©
Merkur
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall

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