16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Leipzig
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Dresden
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Thessaloniki

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then make a trip to Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls. On the next day, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, and then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

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Thessaloniki, Greece to Nuremberg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Nuremberg. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in July; daily highs in Nuremberg reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Popular historic sites such as Burg Hohenzollern and Ulmer Münster are in your itinerary. Take a break from Stuttgart with a short trip to Outletcity Metzingen in Metzingen, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Porsche Museum, look for gifts at Markthalle, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and wander the streets of Konigstrasse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ulmer Münster, Burg Hohenzollern, Outlet City Metzingen
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Konigstrasse ©
Konigstrasse
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg tour itinerary site .

Take a train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get great views at Main Tower, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), then examine the collection at Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt day trip planner .

Take a train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ruedesheim am Rhein, Mainz Cathedral
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take a stroll through Reeperbahn, then look for gifts at Kaufhaus Hamburg, and finally wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To find out how to plan a trip to Hamburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Frankfurt to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goethe National Museum and Altstadt Quedlinburg. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) and Altes Rathaus. Get out of town with these interesting Leipzig side-trips: Duchess Anna Amalia Library (in Weimar) and Colditz Castle (in Colditz). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Platz an der Thomasgasse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leipzig trip planner .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Leipzig in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weimar, Altstadt Quedlinburg, Colditz Castle
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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with From Monet to Klimt, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden vacation planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Dresden by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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