7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany attractions planner
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Fly
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Berlin — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, examine the collection at German Christmas Museum, then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 1 night

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 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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