16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Cologne
— 1 night
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen and then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel route planning website.

Puerto de la Cruz, Spain to Hamburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto de la Cruz to Hamburg is 1 hour. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip maker app.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Playmobil-FunPark, ponder the design of Minnesangerbrunnen, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg day trip planner.

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the striking features of Frauenkirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Trier

— 2 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 29th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule, pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, then get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaiserthermen.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Trier sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Cologne

— 1 night

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 31st (Sat): ponder the design of Petrus-Brunnen and then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.