18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Berlin
— 4 nights
2
Hamburg
— 1 night
3
Cologne
— 1 night
4
Trier
— 1 night
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
6
Munich
— 3 nights
7
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
8
Dresden
— 2 nights

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Berlin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg online tour planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildpark.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trier travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, and finally make a trip to Schmiedgasse.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In April, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Neumuenster
Neumuenster
Hofkirche
Hofkirche

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then make a trip to Altstadt, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Nuernberg, and finally examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg vacation app.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and then visit Elbufer Dresden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally engage your brain at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dresden travel route planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Dresden are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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