14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

Make it your trip
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Romer, get great views at Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally attend a local event at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Frankfurt journey planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In November in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Events
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Cologne

— 1 night

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 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cologne online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Events · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

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 2nd (Thu), attend a concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then make a trip to Townhall, then make a trip to Rathausmarkt, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg travel tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate and then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bode Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 7th (Tue), experience the emotional art of opera at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Moritzburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Augustus Bridge, see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Events · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Events

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Munich

— 3 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munich tour planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Germany travel guide

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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.