14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the striking features of Main Tower, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Messel Pit Fossil Site.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Frankfurt, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, make a trip to Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For ratings and more tourist information, read Rothenburg planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Munich

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

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 September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get in touch with nature at Saxon Switzerland National Park and Grosser Zschirnstein. Visit The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Bad Schandau (Kuhstall & Elbe Sandstone Mountains). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Cross, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Olmuhle an der Havel. On the next day, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then examine the collection at Forum Willy Brandt Berlin, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see photos and tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hamburg

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.