22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Cologne
— 1 night
2
Trier
— 3 nights
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
4
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
5
Schwangau
— 2 nights
6
Munich
— 3 nights
7
Berlin
— 3 nights
8
Hamburg
— 4 nights

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Decksteiner Weiher, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildpark, and finally don't miss a visit to SinnesWald. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Ahrschleife bei Altenahr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cologne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

SinnesWald, Ahrschleife bei Altenahr, Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Ahrschleife bei Altenahr ©
Ahrschleife bei Altenahr

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get outdoors at Mosel Valley and Wildfreigehege Wildenburg. St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Porta Nigra will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Trier to go to Saarburg and see Greifvogelpark, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Kurfurstliches Palais, and contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trier trip builder tool.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosel Valley, Wildfreigehege Wildenburg, Greifvogelpark
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Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, thensteep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally identify plant and animal life at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, thensteep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Schwarzachschlucht.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Trier to Nuremberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Schwarzachschlucht, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Falknerei Burg Rabenstein ©
Falknerei Burg Rabenstein

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Visit Würzburg Residence and St. Kilian Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Frankoniabrunnen & Schloss Veitshöchheim). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Tauberbrucke, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Schloss Veitshöchheim ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim
Frankoniabrunnen ©
Frankoniabrunnen

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nights
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): glide through the air with FLY ROYAL Paragliding, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally explore the activities along Alpseebad. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Starzlachklamm, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang, and then hike along Werdensteiner Moosrundwanderweg.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Schwangau road trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Schwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Schwangau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang, FLY ROYAL Paragliding, Werdensteiner Moosrundwanderweg, Starzlachklamm
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
FLY ROYAL Paragliding ©
FLY ROYAL Paragliding

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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.
Get outdoors at English Garden and DIVESPORT. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Rathaus-Glockenspiel. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. Take a break from the city and head to The Wadden Sea, Germany and Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg (in Wilhelmshaven), Schlosskirche (in Varel) and Arboretum Ellerhoop (in Ellerhoop). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get outside with Barfusspark Luneburger Heide, and identify plant and animal life at Himmelmoor.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamburg online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, Altes Land, KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Schlosskirche
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Altes Land ©
Altes Land
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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