19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Halle (Saale)
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Dresden
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: New Orleans

1
night
Halle (Saale)

Halle (Saale) ©
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. On the 19th (Thu), stroll through Zoo Halle (Mountain Zoo), then steep yourself in history at Handel-Haus, and then explore the historical opulence of Moritzburg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Halle (Saale) sightseeing planner.

New Orleans, USA to Halle (Saale) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Orleans to Halle (Saale), you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Halle (Saale) to be much colder, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Stiftung Handel-Haus ©
Stiftung Handel-Haus
St. Moritzkirche (Church of St. Moritz) ©
Moritzburg ©
Moritzburg

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Hilf-Kirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Halle (Saale) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Maria-Hilf-Kirche, Eibsee, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Oberammergau Church
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): meet the residents at Wildpark Bad Mergentheim and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wildpark Bad Mergentheim
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

5
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.
Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and BMW Welt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Frauenkirche and St. Peter's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Alte Kapelle). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, indulge your taste buds at Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munich travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Regensburg, Starnberger See
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri zu Lubeck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, and then kick back and relax at Travemunde.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg itinerary builder.

Getting from Munich to Hamburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Travemunde ©
Travemunde

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Potsdam's Gardens. Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Flaeming Skate in Luckenwalde, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Potsdam's Gardens, Flaeming Skate
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden travel planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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