17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wurzburg
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dresden
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Hamburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Antonius.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trier day trip planner .

London, UK to Trier is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Trier hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

1
night
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, explore the galleries of Fortress Marienberg, then stop by maennERsache, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wurzburg itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Trier to Wurzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung ©

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.
Let the collections at Schack-Galerie and Gallerie Thomas capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Schloss Linderhof in Ettal--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, get a taste of the local shopping with lothringer13, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Wurzburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Altstadt and Bamberg Altstadt. For shopping fun, head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop or Galerie Frank Fluegel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Town Walls & Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Side Trips

Rothenburg, Regensburg, Bamberg Altstadt
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum. Shop till you drop at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig and From Monet to Klimt. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, get into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and steep yourself in history at Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Charlottenburg Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Camera Work. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gallery Heike Arndt DK, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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