24 days in Germany Itinerary

24 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 2 nights
2
Trier
— 1 night
3
Berlin
— 3 nights
4
Dresden
— 2 nights
5
Munich
— 3 nights
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
7
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
8
Hamburg
— 4 nights
9
Hannover
— 2 nights

2
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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 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Maria im Kapitol, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, and finally steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Aposteln, then examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Schnutgen, and finally see the interesting displays at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Cologne is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Santiago to Cologne, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
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St. Maria im Kapitol ©
St. Maria im Kapitol
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, then contemplate the long history of Former Imperial Post, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Kaiserthermen ©
Kaiserthermen
Kornmarkt ©
Kornmarkt

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potsdam's Gardens and Palace of Tears. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Gemaldegalerie capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace, Neues Palais, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, take a stroll through Mitte, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Trier to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, then see the interesting displays at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse, and finally get curious at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), then examine the collection at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, and finally examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planning site.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse ©
Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse
Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden

3
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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 a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and Old Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St Peter's and Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg. Step out of Munich to go to Regensburg and see Golf Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus and examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Regensburg, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Lenbachhaus ©
Lenbachhaus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's

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nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then head outdoors with Zugspitze.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel route planner.

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Rodertor, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, get engrossed in the history at Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, and finally make a trip to Klingentor.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speicherstadt and HafenCity. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniatur Wunderland and Alter Elbtunnel. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Lubeck (An der Obertrave, St. Petri zu Lubeck, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Hamburg History.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Rothenburg to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hannover.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Hannover

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Godehard Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.- Andreas-Kirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaelis, and finally head outdoors with Salzgittersee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen, explore the world behind art at Sprengel Museum Hannover, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hannover attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Hannover takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hannover are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hildesheim, Salzgittersee
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St.- Andreas-Kirche ©
St.- Andreas-Kirche
Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen ©
Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen
Sprengel Museum Hannover ©
Sprengel Museum Hannover

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