24 days in Germany Itinerary

24 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany journey planner

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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Munich

— 4 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning app.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Munich due to the time zone difference. In April, Munich is much colder than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Nuremberg

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Nuernberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then examine the collection at Toy Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg visit planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, wander the streets of Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi), admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then make a trip to Hauptmarkt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, then admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trier online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rothenburg to Trier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In April in Trier, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally appreciate the history behind Edith Stein-Denkmal.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip planner.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Hamburg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

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: make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, and catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hamburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Berlin

— 5 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Berlin trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and get curious at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dresden are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.