23 days in Germany, Prague & Helsinki Itinerary

23 days in Germany, Prague & Helsinki Itinerary

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23 days in Germany, Prague & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rastatt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. In May in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mannheim.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

1
night
Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim
Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mannheim journey planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Mannheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Frankfurt in May, Mannheim is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Rastatt.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Rastatt, Germany

Rastatt ©
Rastatt is a town and baroque residence in the District of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rheinfahre Plittersdorf - Seltz. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, and then take a tour by water with Rheinfahre Plittersdorf - Seltz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rastatt trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Mannheim to Rastatt in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mannheim in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Rastatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rastatt

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rheinfahre Plittersdorf - Seltz. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a tour by water with Rheinfahre Plittersdorf - Seltz, get outside with Philosopher’s Walk, steep yourself in history at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Michaelsberg, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip app .

Heidelberg is just a stone's throw from Mannheim. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Rheinfahre Plittersdorf - Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg tour itinerary site .

Drive from Heidelberg to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum) as well as Amalienburg. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum), then admire the striking features of Amalienburg, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague attractions planning app .

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Leipzig (Volkerschlachtdenkmal & Zoo Leipzig). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, ponder the design of Wasserfontainen im Zwingerhof, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dresden holiday builder app .

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Leipzig
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Room Escape Games
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Frankfurt in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Frankfurt. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in Frankfurt are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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