21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Augsburg
— 3 nights
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Chemnitz
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Hildesheim
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Tower, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt journey planner.

Santiago, Chile to Frankfurt is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Frankfurt is 5 hours. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Cologne

— 4 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get out of town with these interesting Cologne side-trips: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem) and Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, and shop like a local with Konigsallee.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Munich

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Augsburg

— 3 nights

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Augsburg: Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen, Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Augsburg Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter am Perlach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), and contemplate the long history of St. Anne's Church, Augsburg.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Augsburg trip maker site.

Getting from Munich to Augsburg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Augsburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chemnitz.

Things to do in Augsburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chemnitz

— 2 nights
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Explore Chemnitz's surroundings by going to Horch Museum (in Zwickau), Terra Mineralia (in Freiberg) and Burg Kriebstein (in Kriebstein). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kuchwaldpark, examine the collection at Saechsisches Industriemuseum, contemplate the long history of Schloss Augustusburg, and appreciate the history behind Karl-Marx-Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chemnitz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Chemnitz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Augsburg in August, Chemnitz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Berlin

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Berlin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chemnitz to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hildesheim.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Historic Sites

Hildesheim

— 4 nights
Hildesheim is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany with 103,804 inhabitants. Venture out of the city with trips to Autostadt (in Wolfsburg), Braunschweig (Burgplatz Braunschweig, Brunswick Cathedral, &more) and Hameln Old Town (in Hameln). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Godehard Church, make a trip to Mariendom, step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Butchers' Guild Hall, Hildesheim.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hildesheim trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Berlin to Hildesheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Hildesheim, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hildesheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.