18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cologne
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and finally stop by Ullmann's Laden.

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Chennai, India to Dresden is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. In November, Dresden is cooler than Chennai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, and then examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Hamburg on the 24th (Thu).
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Hamburg — 2 nights

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, and finally admire the striking features of MedienHafen. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live event at Signal Iduna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, then shop like a local with Konigsallee, and finally stop by Altstadt.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Romisch-Germanisches Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle.

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You can drive from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Romer and then contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

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Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Killesbergturm, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then stop by Markthalle, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, then contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and then don't miss a visit to Konigstrasse.

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.
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Munich — 3 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, and look for gifts at Ludwig Beck.

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Getting from Stuttgart to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly 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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