18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dusseldorf
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Ratingen
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Muenster
— 5 nights
Drive
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Neuharlingersiel
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Spiekeroog
— 2 nights
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Neuharlingersiel
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Bremen
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dusseldorf

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary builder app.

Athens, Greece to Dusseldorf is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dusseldorf is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Ratingen on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Ratingen

Ratingen is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the northwestern part of Berg - about 12 km northeast of Düsseldorf.AdministrationWith a communal reform of 1975 the independent municipalities of Breitscheid, Eggerscheidt, Hösel, Lintorf (seat Angerland) as well as the local part of Homberg and the municipality of Homberg-Meiersberg (seat Hubbelrath) were added into the city of Ratingen.HistoryRatingen was settled before 849. To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ratingen trip itinerary planner.

Ratingen is just a short distance from Dusseldorf. In July, daytime highs in Ratingen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muenster.

Things to do in Ratingen

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Muenster

— 5 nights

Bicycle Capital of Germany

Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildpark Warstein and Burg Vischering. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Nordkirchen and Schloss Rheda. Change things up with these side-trips from Muenster: Freeden (in Bad Iburg), Wildpferdebahn im Merfelder Bruch (in Dulmen) and Tuchmacher Museum (in Bramsche). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Emsdettener Venn, grab your bike and head to Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Lambertikirche, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Munster.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Muenster online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ratingen to Muenster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Muenster, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Neuharlingersiel.

Things to do in Muenster

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Neuharlingersiel

Neuharlingersiel is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Deutsches Sielhafenmuseum in Carolinensiel - Kapitanshaus, then examine the collection at Das Buddelschiffmuseum, and then take in the waterfront activity at Hafen Neuharlingersiel.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Neuharlingersiel trip planner.

You can drive from Muenster to Neuharlingersiel in 3 hours. When traveling from Muenster in July, plan for slightly colder days in Neuharlingersiel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Spiekeroog.

Things to do in Neuharlingersiel

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Spiekeroog

— 2 nights
Spiekeroog is one of the East Frisian Islands, off the North Sea coast of Germany. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Inselmuseum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neue ev. Kirche.

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Spiekeroog is just a short distance from Neuharlingersiel. In July, daily temperatures in Spiekeroog can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Neuharlingersiel.

Things to do in Spiekeroog

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Neuharlingersiel

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Neuharlingersiel driving holiday planner.

Neuharlingersiel is very close to Spiekeroog. You will leave for Bremen on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Neuharlingersiel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Bremen

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bremen driving holiday website.

Getting from Neuharlingersiel to Bremen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Neuharlingersiel in July: highs in Bremen hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Hamburg

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port of Hamburg and Alter Elbtunnel. Speicherstadt and St Nikolai Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt) and Lubeck (Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, Marienkirche, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ohlsdorf Cemetery, make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Berlin

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. Popular historic sites such as Potsdam's Gardens and Sanssouci Palace are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Neues Palais (in Potsdam), Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim) and Botzsee (in Strausberg). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

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

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.