14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
6
Cologne
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and then visit Reeperbahn.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip planner.

Boston, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Berlin

— 4 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online vacation planner.

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 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich travel route website.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Weissgerbergasse, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg attractions planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Rothenburg

— 1 night

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 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg online trip planner.

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. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

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 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cologne online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.