18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Berlin
— 1 night
Train
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Wolfsburg
— 1 night
Train
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule). On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip tool.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Wolfsburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Pergamonmuseum ©
Art Museum
Pergamonmuseum
4.4

1
night
Wolfsburg

Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
Autostadt has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Autostadt.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wolfsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Wolfsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Wolfsburg

Museums
Highlights from your trip
Autostadt ©
Specialty Museum
Autostadt
4.2

2
nights
Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of Neustadt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, then don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, and finally steep yourself in history at Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wolfsburg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Dresden sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Canaletto Blick ©
Historic Walking Area
Canaletto Blick
4.6
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Religious Site
Church of the Holy Cross
4.5

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Neue Residenz Bamberg, then explore the historical opulence of Altenburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, and finally admire the striking features of Nassauer Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Neue Residenz Bamberg ©
Historic Site
Neue Residenz Bamberg
4.1

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and then explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Dachau Palace ©
Castle
Dachau Palace
4.2

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Schloss Neuschwanstein has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, and then fly down the slopes at Garmisch-Classic.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
St. Koloman ©
Religious Site
St. Koloman
4.6
Kalvarienberg ©
Religious Site
Kalvarienberg
4.6

3
nights
Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore hidden gems such as Altstadt and Town Walls. Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Markusturm and Buttelhaus. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Neumuenster, Marienkapelle, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and don't miss a visit to Roderbrunnen.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Altstadt ©
Must see
Altstadt
4.9
Town Walls ©
Must see
Town Walls
4.8

2
nights
Heidelberg

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Heidelberg and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Visit Speyer Cathedral and Dom zu Worms for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand (in Worms) and Mainz (Mainz Cathedral, St. Augustine's Church, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Heidelberg Tun, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planning tool.

Drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Heidelberg when traveling from Rothenburg in May, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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