21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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Trier
— 1 night
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Heidelberg
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Ostseebad Binz
— 1 night
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Lubeck
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Schwangau
— 3 nights

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Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then don't miss a visit to Hauptmarkt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika.

For photos and tourist information, use the Trier online day trip planner.

Koblenz to Trier is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Ruin
Porta Nigra
4.5
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Flea Market
Hauptmarkt
4.6

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Elizabeth Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Trier to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

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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 3rd (Fri): ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen and then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip tool.

Drive from Heidelberg to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, pause for some photo ops at Gockelreiterbrunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ehekarussell, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, then contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Zeughaus.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Highlights from your trip

2
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Munich

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then examine the collection at BMW Welt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2
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Landmark
Marienplatz
4.7
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Water Body
English Garden
4.7

2
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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 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hausmannsturm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8
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Art Museum
Albertinum
4.4

3
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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the 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 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ostseebad Binz.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Brandenburg Gate
4.6
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Government Building
Reichstag Building
4.6
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Must see
Walking tours
4.8

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Ostseebad Binz

Ostseebad Binz ©
On the 14th (Tue), walk around Park der Sinne, step into the grandiose world of Granitz Hunting Lodge, contemplate the waterfront views at Schmachter See, then enjoy breathtaking views from Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen, then admire the landmark architecture of KdF - Koloss von Ruegen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Binzer Strand.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostseebad Binz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Ostseebad Binz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ostseebad Binz are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lubeck.

Things to do in Ostseebad Binz

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Lubeck

Lubeck ©

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
On the 15th (Wed), visit Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), then examine the collection at Holstentor, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lubeck trip planner.

You can drive from Ostseebad Binz to Lubeck in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostseebad Binz in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lubeck, with lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Lubeck

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Holstentor
4.5
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World heritage site
Marienkirche
4.5

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lubeck to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Walking tours
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Alter Elbtunnel
4.6

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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 17th (Fri): meet the residents at Koelner Zoo, make a trip to KolnTriangle, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Historic Old Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Puppenbrunnen.

Discover how to plan a Cologne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Historic Old Town
4.3
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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then contemplate the waterfront views at Forggensee, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Schwangau driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Cologne to Schwangau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Partnachklamm
4.7

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