19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Leipzig
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt
— 1 day
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 1 night
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Berlin

— 5 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.
You've added Berliner Philharmonie, Bode Museum, Altes Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip tool.

Detroit, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Albertinum as well as Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and then get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden online tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Leipzig

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
You've now added Bach Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church and then get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leipzig online tour planner.

You can take a train from Dresden to Leipzig in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Museums

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Drive from Leipzig to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frankfurt

— 1 day

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Goethe House and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

Plan trip to Frankfurt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

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 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Dusseldorf

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Dusseldorf trip site.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Berlin

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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.