14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany vacation planner

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Frankfurt
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Stuttgart
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Munich
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to KolnTriangle, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne road trip site.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Events · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Hamburg

— 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.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Rathausmarkt and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Berlin

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally catch a live performance at Semper Opera House (Semperoper).

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg day trip website.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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.