17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 1 night
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights

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Munich

Munich ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Munich Residenz. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Fuggerei in Augsburg, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Munich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Munich. In March, Munich is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Before you visit Rothenburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, explore the galleries of Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Trier trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally look for gifts at Altstadt Weinheim. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg online itinerary planner.

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Trier in March, you will find days in Heidelberg are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©

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.
Get outdoors at Robin and the Tourguides - Hamburg Free Walking Tours and Port of Hamburg. Step off the beaten path and head to Jungfernstieg and Alter Elbtunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin) and Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (in Lubeck). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg day trip planning website.

Fly from Heidelberg to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Heidelberg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

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Berlin

Berlin

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.
Visit Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Memorial of the Berlin Wall for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Klassenfeind Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel route 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 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 30th (Tue), browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Dresden, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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