26 days in Germany Itinerary

26 days in Germany Itinerary

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26 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h
1
Munich
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nuremberg
— 11 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Bamberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Munich
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo

9
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.
You've now added Radius Tours to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Andechs Monastery (in Andechs), Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Therme Erding (in Erding). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Museum, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and catch a live event at Olympiapark.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Munich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Munich hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Starnberger See, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

11
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walhalla (in Donaustauf) and Regensburg (Old Stone Bridge, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg road trip planning website.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bamberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Regensburg, Zirndorf, Fuerthermare, Walhalla
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Bambados.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamberg route maker website.

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Bamberg in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Bamberg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Alte Hofhaltung ©
Alte Hofhaltung

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tauberbrucke, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, then admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Reichsstadtmuseum ©
Reichsstadtmuseum
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus ©
Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then explore the galleries of Staatsgalerie, and finally stop by Markthalle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Staatsgalerie ©
Staatsgalerie

1
night
Munich

Munich ©
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Olympic Tower and then see the interesting displays at Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum ©
Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum
Olympic Tower ©
Olympic Tower

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