21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany itinerary planner

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Munich
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Munich

— 3 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, get curious at Deutsches Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

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

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Munich at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Toy Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, then see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tiergarten Nuernberg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg online route planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Neumuenster, Würzburg Residence, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg vacation builder website.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Baden-Baden

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Old Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, then don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule, then pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Trier trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Baden-Baden in August, expect nights in Trier to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then make a trip to Katholische Hofkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dresden online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Trier to Dresden takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen and then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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.