26 days in Germany & Manchester Itinerary

26 days in Germany & Manchester Itinerary

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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take a stroll through Konigstrasse, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally walk around Hohenpark Killesberg.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart online trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Stuttgart Airport, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport and Memmingen Allgau Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Hamburg, Germany

— 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Stuttgart to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden, Germany

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Das Chemnitzer Rathaus (in Chemnitz) and Leipzig (Zoo Leipzig & St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Germany

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally find something for the whole family at Playmobil-FunPark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Altstadt, then ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 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: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally stroll around Burggarten.

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You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 12th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to KolnTriangle, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Tours

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dusseldorf: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen), Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal (in Wuppertal) and Movie Park Germany (in Bottrop). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, explore the activities along River Rhine, take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and wander the streets of Konigsallee.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf road trip planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Liverpool (Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, &more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester online road trip planner.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Manchester by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Manchester is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Manchester reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.