21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 3 nights
Bus
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Train
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Cologne
— 3 nights
Train
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palace of Tears and Gemaldegalerie. Get a sense of the local culture at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Pergamonmuseum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, stroll around Treptower Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker website.

Manchester, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Berlin is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip builder app.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Lenbachhaus. There's much more to do: examine the collection at FC Bayern Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trips

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Hohes Schloss. Step out of the city life by going to Partnachklamm and Alpspitz. Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, contemplate the waterfront views at Walchensee, take in the awesome beauty at Wank Mountain, and get outside with Riessersee.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in April: highs in Rothenburg hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus. On your second day here, examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, examine the collection at Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, and then contemplate the long history of Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trips

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Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Chocolate Museum and Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Gereon's Basilica and Kolumba. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban, see the interesting displays at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof.

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You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

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Hamburg

— 2 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.
St. Michael's Church and Ohlsdorf Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniatur Wunderland and International Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through HafenCity, stroll through Wildpark Schwarze Berge, see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamburg route site.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.