19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights

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Hamburg

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 23rd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Townhall, see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then get your game on at Hamburg Dungeon, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rathausmarkt, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then stop by Reeperbahn, then don't miss a visit to Portugiesenviertel, and finally see the interesting displays at European Hansemuseum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Walking tours
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Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
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Historic Walking Area
Speicherstadt
4.7

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Berlin

Berlin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then get curious at German Museum of Technology, then get your game on at Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

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Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Neumarkt, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, then make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, and finally don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8
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Art Museum
Albertinum
4.4

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): snap pictures at Karlsbruecke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, take in panoramic vistas at Sinwellturm, then contemplate the long history of Tiefer Brunnen, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally examine the collection at Bernstein Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Nassauer Haus, steep yourself in history at Trodelmarkt, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Dürer's House, then examine the collection at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), and finally make a trip to Altstadt.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Residenzplatz, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Der Hofgarten, then take in nature's colorful creations at Klostergarten, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle, make a trip to Market Square, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally don't miss a visit to Hofkirche.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary builder site.

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 41°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7
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Architectural Building
St. Kilian Cathedral
4.0
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Government Building
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
4.7

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Munich

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Landmark
Marienplatz
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Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2

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Schwangau

Schwangau ©

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwangau travel planning website.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 5th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, and then learn about winemaking at Weingut Jagle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally make a trip to Wasserkunstanlage Paradies.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Baden-Baden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Schwangau in January since evenings lows in Baden-Baden dip to 32°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Europa-Park
4.7
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Art Museum
Museum Frieder Burda
4.3

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Cologne

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) and then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, make a trip to Bayenturm, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Cologne by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Phantasialand
4.1
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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3

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