18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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18 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Wurzburg
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dresden
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 16th (Thu): stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Der Hofgarten.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Wurzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planner .

Take a train from Wurzburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Stadtpark, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Landskron Braumanufaktur in Gorlitz, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Palais Grosser Gartens.

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Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dresden are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Landskron Braumanufaktur
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Schloss & Park Pillnitz ©
Schloss & Park Pillnitz

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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online road trip planner .

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 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

2
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.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

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