22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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22 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
3
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munich
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Wurzburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Trier
— 3 nights
7
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Hamburg
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h
End: Malmo

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin holiday maker .

Malmo, Sweden to Berlin is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden to go to Bad Schandau and see Elbe Sandstone Mountains, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, get your game on at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg route planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
When in Munich, make a side trip to see Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Alter Kranen, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Wurzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Alte Mainbruecke ©
Alte Mainbruecke

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, childrens museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church, and examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trier road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wurzburg 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 July, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

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

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hamburg Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg tour builder tool .

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

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