25 days in Germany Itinerary

25 days in Germany Itinerary

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25 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
8
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Cologne
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
10
Hamburg
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then wander the streets of Reeperbahn, and finally take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Hamburg Dungeon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then examine the collection at U-Bootmuseum, and finally take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hamburg is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Hamburg to be a bit cooler, around 36°F, while days are cooler, around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Highlights from your plan
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg

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: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Leipzig (Volkerschlachtdenkmal & Zoo Leipzig). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, get your game on at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, contemplate the long history of Stallhof, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leipzig
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Stallhof ©
Stallhof

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: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Pilatushaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and see the interesting displays at Merks Motor Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip builder tool .

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

4
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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich online trip planner .

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

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

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 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenzollern, then admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, then wander the streets of Konigstrasse, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Stuttgart using our trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. January in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Burg Hohenzollern
Highlights from your plan
Palace Square ©
Palace Square
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally hike along Philosopher’s Walk. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Romer, then get great views at Main Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mainz Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

few
hours
Cologne

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cologne trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. You'll set off for Hamburg on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

few
hours
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip planning website .

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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