17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Trier
— 3 nights
Bus to Luxembourg, Fly to Madrid

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nights
Berlin

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip website.

Madrid, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

1
night
Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

4
nights
Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Würzburg Residence and Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Marienkapelle, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, stroll around Burggarten, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and take in the views from Tauberbrucke.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Rothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
nights
Munich

Village of a Million People

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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip site.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

2
nights
Schwangau

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, then contemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Maria und Florian, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Schwangau tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Trier Amphitheater. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Porta Nigra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Trier visit planner.

Getting from Schwangau to Trier by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Trier are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.