17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rust
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Doha

1
night
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 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Park Planten un Blomen and then get to know the resident critters at Hamburg Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary maker website .

Doha, Qatar to Hamburg is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Hamburg is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in July, with highs in Hamburg at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin online tour itinerary builder .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then don't miss a visit to Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Edward Snowden Platz, have some family-friendly fun at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then admire the striking features of Coselpalais, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuremberg Zoo, and then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, and finally get in on the family fun at Playmobil -FunPark.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg driving holiday planner .

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Playmobil -FunPark
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Nuremberg Zoo ©
Nuremberg Zoo
Playmobil -FunPark ©
Playmobil -FunPark
Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) ©

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 27th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then take a stroll through Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg route planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rust.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Burggarten ©
Burggarten
Old Town ©
Old Town
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rust trip planning app .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Rust in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deutsches Museum and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, explore the world behind art at New Pinakothek, make a trip to Marienplatz, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

Getting from Rust to Munich by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rust in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Munich. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
English Garden ©
English Garden

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