22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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22 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  5 h
1
Cologne
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Dresden
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne tour builder site .

Glasgow, UK to Cologne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Cologne is 1 hour. When traveling from Glasgow in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Schloss Veitshöchheim, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Altstadt, walk around Burggarten, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and make a trip to Schmiedgasse.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip tool .

You can take a train from Cologne to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in nature's colorful creations at Stadtpark, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden to go to Gorlitz and see Landskron Braumanufaktur, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, have some family-friendly fun at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, and take in nature's colorful creations at Grosser Garten Dresden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Landskron Braumanufaktur
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

4
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

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Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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