26 days in Germany Itinerary

26 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart
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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Berlin — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning tool.

Chennai, India to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Berlin, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

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 12th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Hamburg Town Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

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 13th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cologne road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, then stop by Ullmann's Laden, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden route site.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Stuttgart — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then walk around Hohenpark Killesberg, and then wander the streets of Konigstrasse.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dresden to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg — 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Altstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jakobskirche, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. On the next day, stroll around Burggarten, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Burgermeistergarten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tiergarten Nuernberg, then steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Wurzburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive 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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Trier.
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Trier — 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, and finally step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Trier trip tool.

You can drive from Munich to Trier in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg — 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Speyer Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer, then stroll around Luisenpark, then trek along Philosopher’s Walk, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg tour site.

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally take in the views from Iron Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), and then make a trip to Romer.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt attractions planning app.

Getting from Heidelberg to Frankfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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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