21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Hamburg

— 3 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg road trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. In August, Hamburg is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin route planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of Military History. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Neumarkt, and then make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trier.

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Trier

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trier online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dresden to Trier in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Altstadt, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

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Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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Munich

— 4 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: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Germany travel guide

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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.