26 days in Germany Itinerary

26 days in Germany Itinerary

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26 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Bethlehem
Drive:  28​h
1
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Hamburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive:  29​h
End: Bethlehem

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Church and Frauenkirche are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, stroll through Heidehaus, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take a stroll through Schwabing.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich travel route planner.

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories to Munich is an approximately 41.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Do your shopping at Galerie Frank Fluegel and Handwerkerhof. Do some cultural sightseeing at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Marienburg Fortress and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. Popular historic sites such as Würzburg Residence and Marienkapelle are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum fuer Franken, steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

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You can take a train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trier.

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Neumuenster ©
Neumuenster

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Appreciate the collections at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). St. Mathias Church and St. Gangolf will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), wander the streets of Krahnenviertel, and make a trip to Imperial Roman Baths.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

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 29th (Thu): take a stroll through Alster, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, and finally take a stroll through Reeperbahn.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamburg online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Trier to Hamburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and art4berlin GALLERY. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and shop like a local with Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip tool .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Albertinum and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Do your shopping at Tradition & Form and Kulturpalast Dresden. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, view the masterpieces at From Monet to Klimt, and don't miss a visit to Zwinger.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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