17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Trier
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg online journey planner.

Madrid, Spain to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Hamburg are cooler (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Großer Tiergarten and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip tool.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

2
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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then get great views at Basteigebiet, and finally step into the grandiose world of Koenigstein Fortress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace. The adventure continues: explore the activities along English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

2
nights
Berchtesgaden

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): cruise along Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then explore the activities along Konigssee. On your second day here, gain insight at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then get great views at The Eagle's Nest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bartholomew's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden sightseeing website.

You can drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Eibsee and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen road trip site.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

2
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Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., wander the streets of Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. July in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 31st (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trier trip itinerary app.

Getting from Wurzburg to Trier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In July in Trier, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.