20 days in Germany Itinerary

20 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip maker

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Leipzig
— 2 nights
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Bamberg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 3 nights
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Berlin

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes DDR Museum as well as Berlin Craft Beer Experience. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Calgary, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Berlin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Leipzig

— 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Panometer, appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then take an in-depth tour of Museum in der Runden Ecke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leipzig sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Leipzig in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bamberg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Bamberg

— 2 nights

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Bamberg HellerHaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Klein Venedig, make a trip to Marktplatz, then explore the galleries of Veste Coburg mit Kunstsammlungen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bamberg trip website.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Bamberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Munich

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Rathaus (in Kaufbeuren), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schokoladenmanufaktur Barbara Kronner (in Murnau). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bamberg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Stuttgart

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Baden-Baden (Friedrichsbad & Lichtentaler Allee). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart road trip planning tool.

Drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Spas · Baths · Museums

Side Trip

Frankfurt

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Jesuitenkirche, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), take in the views from Iron Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Main Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.