24 days in Germany Itinerary

24 days in Germany Itinerary

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24 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Ponta Grossa
Fly:  26 h
1
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cologne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hannover
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hamburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Ponta Grossa

1
night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen and then admire the striking features of Romer.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip maker app .

Ponta Grossa, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Ponta Grossa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Frankfurt, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Romer ©
Romer
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle, then make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral.

Plan trip to Cologne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

2
nights
Hannover

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen (Herrenhauser Garten), get a sense of history and politics at Hannover City Hall (Rathaus), then explore the activities along Maschsee, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luther statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hameln Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hannover sightseeing website .

You can take a train from Cologne to Hannover in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hameln Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten
The New Town Hall ©
The New Town Hall
Maschsee ©
Maschsee

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg attractions planner.

You can take a train from Hannover to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin route planning website .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 31st (Fri), wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, admire the local landmark of Nymphenbad, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dresden are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, shop like a local with Konigstrasse, and then contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart road trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

3
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Wiwilibrucke Blaue Brucke and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Triberger Waterfall, Europa-Park, Lake Titisee
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Munsterplatz
Munsterplatz

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) and then step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche, stroll through Luisenpark Mannheim, then see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip planner .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in June: highs in Heidelberg hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Speyer, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), Luisenpark
Highlights from your plan
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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