17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany itinerary planner

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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Berlin

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Visit The Dresden Zwinger and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin holiday builder tool.

Madrid, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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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.
Schloss Neuschwanstein and Nymphenburg Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Church and Frauenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Kirche St. Justina (in Bad Worishofen), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and St.Maria und Florian (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and explore the world behind art at Glyptothek.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Hamburg

— 3 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.
Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniatur Wunderland and Ev.-Luth. Kirche. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery.

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Getting from Munich to Hamburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Frankfurt

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Würzburg Residence and Schloss Heidelberg will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Marienberg and Burgtor und Burg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant (in Heidelberg), Schloss Veitshöchheim (in Wurzburg) and Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, Town Walls, &more). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Hamburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Martinskirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikolaus Kloster, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche St. Dionysius.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip maker website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Germany travel guide

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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.