18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip builder website.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg attractions planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Tours · Historic Sites

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Tauberbrucke, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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 23rd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trier road trip app.

Drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Baden-Baden

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, and finally admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and then see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Spas · Baths · Nature

Munich

— 4 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: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich visit planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Baden-Baden in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Munich, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.