17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
5
Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Head to Kathe Wohlfahrt and Buchhandlung Hugendubelfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Alms Souvenirs & Gifts, Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Ultra Comix, stop by Eckerle Herrenmoden, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary app .

Frankfurt to Nuremberg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop ©
Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

4
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Munich

Munich ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Viktualienmarkt or Bogner. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Strandbad St. Alban in Diessen, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, look for gifts at Bube&Dame, tour or see a show at Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig), and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munich road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Ingo Maurer Showroom ©
Ingo Maurer Showroom

2
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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.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then hunt for treasures at Fish Auction Hall and Market, then take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Hamburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Fish Auction Hall and Market ©
Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
For shopping fun, head to Boxoffberlin or Winterfeldt Markt. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte. There's much more to do: make a trip to Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin, and examine the collection at Pergamon Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder tool .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin ©
Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin
Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Head to Tradition & Form and Ullmann's Ladenfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Quartier an der Frauenkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, look for gifts at Altmarkt Galerie Dresden, and make a trip to Zwinger.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dresden road trip site .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Ullmann's Laden ©
Ullmann's Laden
Kulturpalast Dresden ©
Kulturpalast Dresden

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