19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Trier
— 1 night
2
Hamburg
— 2 nights
3
Berlin
— 3 nights
4
Dresden
— 2 nights
5
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
6
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
7
Munich
— 3 nights
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wallmauer, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Domstadt (Cathedral City), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Trier is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Trier are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Mathias Church ©
St. Mathias Church

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, thenget to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Trier to Hamburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and East Side Gallery. Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, thensee the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, thencontemplate the long history of Stallhof, thendon't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dresden trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some cultural insight at Bamberg Altstadt and Cathedral of St Peter's. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) and Bamberg Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town (in Regensburg) and Altes Rathaus (in Bamberg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg
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Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, thenvisit Altstadt, thenexamine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg travel app.

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Michael's Church. St. Peter's Church and Deutsches Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning app.

Getting from Rothenburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip maker website.

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ettal
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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