24 days in Germany Itinerary

24 days in Germany Itinerary

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24 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Dresden
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Munich. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg, and stroll around Stadtpark.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg route tool .

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

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
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and admire the striking features of Die Rossmuhle.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cologne.

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

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Rothenburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dresden.

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

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
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: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, take in nature's colorful creations at Grosser Garten Dresden, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dresden online attractions planner .

You can fly from Cologne to Dresden in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 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 by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

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