21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route maker

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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Berlin

— 6 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like East Side Gallery and Friedrichstrasse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus.

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Edmonton, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore and learn at Albertinum and Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Neustadt and Schloss & Park Pillnitz. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Tradition & Form, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse.

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Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt and Würzburg Residence. For shopping fun, head to maennERsache or Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. Take a break from Rothenburg with a short trip to Fortress Marienberg in Wurzburg, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, make a trip to Klingentor, and examine the collection at German Christmas Museum.

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You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore and learn at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Toy Museum. Do your shopping at Ultra Comix and Hauptmarkt. When in Nuremberg, make a side trip to see Bamberg Altstadt in Bamberg, approximately Bamberg away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and don't miss a visit to Handwerkerhof.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, contemplate the waterfront views at Flaucher, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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.