28 days in Germany Itinerary

28 days in Germany Itinerary

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28 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
1
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Schwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Dresden
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munich. Let the collections at Schack-Galerie and lothringer13 capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Hegemann.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Munich is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Munich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
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Munich Residenz

1
night
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, and finally steep yourself in history at Burgruine Eisenberg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Schwangau online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Schwangau are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Eisenberg
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Burgruine Eisenberg ©
Burgruine Eisenberg

4
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Head to Galerie Frank Fluegel and Hauptmarktfor some retail therapy. Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Handwerkerhof, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

2
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then steep yourself in history at Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, then step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, and finally stop by maennERsache. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and St. Paulin-Kirche. Domstadt (Cathedral City) and Porta Nigra will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Trier with a short trip to Galerie Wagner in Kindsbach, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hauptmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche St. Antonius, admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rokokokirche St. Irminen.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Trier day trip planning app .

Drive from Wurzburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Trier are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Kolonaki Lifestyle Store and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cologne route planner .

Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cologne are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kolonaki Lifestyle Store ©
Kolonaki Lifestyle Store
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche. Let the collections at From Monet to Klimt and Albertinum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: stop by Tradition & Form, get into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centrum Galerie.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dresden online vacation maker .

Getting from Cologne to Dresden by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in January, expect nights in Dresden to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Sammlung Hoffman. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, view the masterpieces at art4berlin GALLERY, and shop like a local with Koenig Galerie.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour builder tool .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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