18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route builder

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Trier
— 1 night
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 2 nights
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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 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then stop by HafenCity, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and then see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Hamburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Berlin

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Gemaldegalerie. Change things up with a short trip to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin road trip site.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, then get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, then contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, make a trip to Theaterplatz, then steep yourself in history at Stallhof, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden holiday planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Wurzburg

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 16th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum fur Franken, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Marktplatz.

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Drive from Dresden to Wurzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Trier

— 1 night

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, then get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Antonius.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trier online trip maker.

Drive from Wurzburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Trier are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Heidelberg

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Michaelskloster. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, then pause for some serene contemplation at (Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dreifaltigkeitskirche Speyer, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heidelberg trip builder tool.

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Schwangau

— 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Welfenmünster, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, then see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Maria und Florian.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau route planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Schwangau in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Heidelberg in June, plan for little chillier nights in Schwangau, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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.