14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Fraueninsel im Chiemsee
— 1 night
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Hamburg — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and finally explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hamburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Berliner Dom. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin attractions planning site.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich — 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning app.

Getting from Dresden to Munich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraueninsel im Chiemsee.
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Fraueninsel im Chiemsee — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Bayerisches Moor- und Torfmuseum Rottau and then explore the activities along Lake Chiemsee.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraueninsel im Chiemsee online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Munich to Fraueninsel im Chiemsee with the Route module. In October in Fraueninsel im Chiemsee, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Schwangau.
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Schwangau — 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Schwangau trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraueninsel im Chiemsee to Schwangau. In October, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg visit planning tool.

Getting from Schwangau to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Romisch-Germanisches Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Beethoven-Haus Bonn, then take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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