23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Rosario
Fly:  19​h
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hamburg
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Rosario

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.
Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, shop like a local with Haus Schwarzenberg, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and take in the exciting artwork at Group Global 3000.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online visit planner .

Rosario, Argentina to Berlin is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rosario to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown). Let the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and Red Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from Hamburg with a short trip to Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) in Schwerin, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, shop like a local with Jungfernstieg, make a trip to Rathausmarkt, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Hamburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Side Trips

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
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 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Appreciate the collections at Neues Grünes Gewölbe and From Monet to Klimt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frauenkirche and Church of the Holy Cross. Step out of Dresden with an excursion to Hauptbahnhof Leipzig in Leipzig--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Zwinger, take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden, stop by Tradition & Form, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elbepark.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Side Trip

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
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Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Cathedral of St Peter's. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie Frank Fluegel and Handwerkerhof. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Old Town (in Regensburg) and Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg tour planning tool .

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Regensburg, Bamberg Altstadt
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Town Walls. Get a sense of the local culture at Ulmer Münster and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (St. Peter, Würzburg Residence, & more). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg road trip app .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Ulmer Münster
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Altstadt von Fuessen. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nymphenburg Palace and lothringer13. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal), Zugspitze (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich, and shop like a local with Schack-Galerie.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary site .

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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Zugspitze
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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