16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Potsdam
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 18th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip site.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Berlin is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Potsdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Potsdam

Potsdam ©
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Park Babelsberg, then don't miss a visit to Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow, and then steep yourself in history at Schloss Cecilienhof.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Potsdam day trip planning site.

Getting from Berlin to Potsdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Potsdam

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Park Babelsberg ©
Park Babelsberg
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow

3
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Museum of Hamburg History has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg online road trip planner.

Getting from Potsdam to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hamburg are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

3
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: St. Georgs Brunnen (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber) and Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Klingentor, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, get engrossed in the history at Museum fuer Franken, and cozy up to a beverage at Weingut Staatlicher Hofkeller.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Rothenburg, St. Georgs Brunnen
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then stop by Heidelberger Zuckerladen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wurzburg in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Heidelberg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, walk around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich vacation planning app.

Getting from Heidelberg to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Munich, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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