18 days in Germany & Prague Itinerary

18 days in Germany & Prague Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Weimar, Germany
— 1 night
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planning tool.

Houston, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Dresden, Germany

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and don't miss a visit to Neumarkt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden travel planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Dancing House, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Altstadt, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg vacation builder website.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Weimar.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Weimar, Germany

— 1 night

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus, then contemplate the long history of Schillers Wohnhaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Thuringer Freilichtmuseum Hohenfelden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Weimar day trip site.

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Weimar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Weimar, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Wurzburg, Germany

— 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip planner.

Drive from Weimar to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites

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.

Saxony travel guide

4.6
Churches · Landmarks · Art Museums
Saxony features a long history of independence as a separate kingdom. It is a fascinating mix of medieval castles, cobbled town squares, Gothic churches, lavish palaces, and old-fashioned steam trains. The people who live here have a strong sense of distinctness from other Germans. This mainly stems from the region's history of independence and its large population of ethnic Sorbs (a Slavic people). But the residents are as friendly and warm as they are proud of their cultural and natural riches. Saxony is home to several high-profile cities full of things to do. It also contains a sprawling countryside dotted by neat vineyards, sun-drenched parks, rugged sandstone cliffs, lush meadows, and picturesque hillside villages. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, the area outside Saxony's urban centers remains one of the least-explored regions of the country. Venture deep into this multifaceted land to soak up the local culture. You'll be able to enjoy sightseeing at the various cultural and natural attractions unhindered by large tourist crowds.

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.

Thuringia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.