17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: Oakland

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
For shopping fun, head to Tradition & Form or Kulturpalast Dresden. Get outdoors at Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm and Radduscher Naturhafen. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche and view the masterpieces at From Monet to Klimt.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip website .

Oakland, USA to Dresden is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Oakland to Dresden. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm, Radduscher Naturhafen
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Radduscher Naturhafen ©
Radduscher Naturhafen
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Schmetterlingshorst and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz. Shop till you drop at Neurotitan and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Berlin online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Schmetterlingshorst ©
Schmetterlingshorst
Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz ©
Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Himmelmoor (in Quickborn), Tister Bauernmoor (in Tiste) and Altes Land (in Jork). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland and shop like a local with Red Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hamburg using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Altes Land, Tister Bauernmoor, Himmelmoor
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Tister Bauernmoor ©
Tister Bauernmoor
Wildpark Lueneburger Heide ©
Wildpark Lueneburger Heide
Himmelmoor ©
Himmelmoor

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schwarzachschlucht, and then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Schwarzachschlucht, Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe, Kathe Wohlfahrt, Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach
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Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe ©
Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe
Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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.
Visiting English Garden and Partnachklamm will get you outdoors. Head to Viktualienmarkt and Markt am Wiener Platzfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and stroll through Nymphenburg Palace.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Munich sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Partnachklamm
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
English Garden ©
English Garden
Heidehaus ©
Heidehaus

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Weingut Kimich, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiergarten Worms, and then identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Deutsche Greifenwarte and then look for all kinds of wild species at Margarethenschlucht.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip website .

Getting from Munich to Heidelberg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tiergarten Worms, Margarethenschlucht, Deutsche Greifenwarte, Weingut Kimich
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Margarethenschlucht ©
Margarethenschlucht
Deutsche Greifenwarte ©
Deutsche Greifenwarte
Tiergarten Worms ©
Tiergarten Worms

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