14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany visit planner

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Bremen
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Berlin
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Hamburg

— 3 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 27th (Tue), stroll through Wildpark Schwarze Berge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Binnenalster, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, then examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg visit planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Hamburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bremen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Bremen

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Oldenburger Schlossgarten and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jaderpark. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, admire the striking features of Bremer Rathaus, make a trip to Marktplatz, then stop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, and finally make a trip to Schnoor Viertel.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bremen trip tool.

Drive from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Cologne

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Shrine of the Three Kings, then contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria im Kapitol. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne travel route planner.

Getting from Bremen to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Stuttgart

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Pforzheim, and then make a trip to Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl, then get in on the family fun at Freizeitpark Traumland, then explore the fascinating underground world of Nebelhohle, and finally get in on the family fun at Eliszis Jahrmarktstheater.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Cologne to Stuttgart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Frauenkirche Dresden and Saurierpark. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Procession of Princes and Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden, and take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Stuttgart to Dresden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Berlin

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin travel planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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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.