18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 2 nights

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©

Gateway to the World

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 2nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, and finally take a tour by water with Robin and the Tourguides - Hamburg Free Walking Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg attractions planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Hamburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get colder in Hamburg: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
4.8
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Art Museum
Kunsthalle Hamburg
4.4

4
nights
Berlin

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

Before you visit Berlin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then don't miss a visit to Neumarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dresden tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Munich

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, stroll around Theresienwiese, and admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Munich Residenz
4.5
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Landmark
Marienplatz
4.7
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Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace
4.5

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, make a trip to Hofkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally snap pictures at Ludwigsbruecke.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Altstadt
4.9
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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7

1
night
Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then explore the world behind art at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trier route planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cologne visit planning tool.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cologne

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3

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