18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stuttgart
— 1 night
2
Heidelberg
— Few hours
3
Cologne
— 1 night
4
Dusseldorf
— Few hours
5
Hamburg
— 3 nights
6
Itzehoe
— 3 nights
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
8
Muhlhausen
— 3 nights
9
Stuttgart
— 1 night

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, Schweine-Museum and Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten. On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, learn more about the world around you at Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, admire the natural beauty at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, thensee the interesting displays at Schweine-Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Stuttgart, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Stuttgart reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History ©
Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

few
hours
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg holiday maker app.

Drive from Stuttgart to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chocolate Museum as well as Cologne Cathedral. On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip website.

Take a train from Heidelberg to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

few
hours
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Benrath as well as Classic Remise Dusseldorf. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf and then learn more about the world around you at Schloss Benrath.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Benrath ©
Schloss Benrath
Classic Remise Dusseldorf ©
Classic Remise Dusseldorf

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Deutsches Panzermuseum, Reeperbahn and International Maritime Museum. On the 31st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Townhall, examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, thenexamine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally take a stroll through Reeperbahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Deutsches Panzermuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dusseldorf to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Itzehoe.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Deutsches Panzermuseum
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum
International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum

3
nights
Itzehoe

Itzehoe
Itzehoe is a town in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.As the capital of the district Steinburg, Itzehoe is located on the Stör, a navigable tributary of the Elbe, 51 km northwest of Hamburg and 24 km north of Glückstadt. To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Itzehoe trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Itzehoe takes an hour. August in Itzehoe sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for Berlin on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Itzehoe

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

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.
East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin holiday planning tool.

Drive from Itzehoe to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Muhlhausen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

3
nights
Muhlhausen

Muhlhausen ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stabkirche and Hexentanzplatz Thale. Appreciate the collections at PS.SPEICHER and DDR Museum Thale. Explore Muhlhausen's surroundings by going to Panorama Museum (in Bad Frankenhausen), Edersee (in Waldeck) and Halle (Saale) (Beatles Museum, Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG, &more).

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Muhlhausen holiday website.

You can drive from Berlin to Muhlhausen in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Muhlhausen are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Muhlhausen

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Halle (Saale), Thale, Baumkronenpfad, Panorama Museum, Edersee
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte ©
Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte
PS.SPEICHER ©
PS.SPEICHER
Panorama Museum ©
Panorama Museum

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night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Stuttgart vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Muhlhausen to Stuttgart in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

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