22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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22 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Dresden
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): browse the different shops at Neustadter Markthalle, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, then take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, and finally wander the streets of Rahnitzgasse. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Elbepark.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden online journey planner .

Manila, Philippines to Dresden is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Dresden due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in May: high temperatures in Dresden hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, stop by Boxoffberlin, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then shop like a local with Red Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Fish Auction Hall and Market and then get to know the resident critters at Hamburg Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg road trip planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Hamburger Fischmarkt ©
Hamburger Fischmarkt

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Zurlaubener Ufer, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, stop by Rituals, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche. On the next day, browse the different shops at Trier Galerie, wander the streets of Krahnenviertel, then learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt, and finally wander the streets of Krahnenstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trier road trip site .

Getting from Hamburg to Trier by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Trier are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Trier

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Zurlaubener Ufer ©
Zurlaubener Ufer
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shalom Europa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Neumunster, then do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. May in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Shop till you drop at Galerie Frank Fluegel and Hauptmarkt. Get some historical perspective at Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Rochusfriedhof. Go for a jaunt from Nuremberg to Schwarzenbruck to see Schwarzachschlucht about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, get outside with Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg, and don't miss a visit to Unschlittplatz.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nuremberg day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Schwarzachschlucht, Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Woehrder See ©
Woehrder See
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Viktualienmarkt or Kunsthalle Munich. Escape the urban bustle at English Garden and Heidehaus. Change things up with a short trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Nymphenburg, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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