17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Train + Fly:  8 h
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h
5
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Helgoland
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
8
Norderney
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Borkum
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h
End: Hammamet

2
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Konditorei Rabien and AMPELMANN Shop am Gendarmenmarktfor plenty of shopping. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring the collection at Museum Island. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, look for gifts at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, and explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel planner.

If you are flying in from Tunisia, the closest major airports are Berlin-Tegel International Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Berlin can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Konditorei Rabien ©
Konditorei Rabien
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden, stop by Ullmann's Laden, make a trip to Bruehl Terrace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dresden custom trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Berlin to Dresden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Historic Sites
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden ©
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zugspitze and English Garden. Visit Schloss Hohenschwangau and Wies Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Fussen Feuerhaus (in Fussen) and Strandbad St. Alban (in Diessen). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Ludwig Beck AG and ponder the world of politics at Neues Rathaus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip builder.

You can fly from Dresden to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strandbad St. Alban, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Zugspitze, Fussen Feuerhaus
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Old Town and Imperial Castle of Nuremberg will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Town Walls and Rodertor. Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Spital Bastion, Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf, & more). The adventure continues: stop by Handwerkerhof, steep yourself in history at Palace of Justice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche), and have fun at Ultra Comix.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Munich to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Praetorium, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then stop by Kölner Weinkeller.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nuremberg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Praetorium ©
Praetorium
Kolner Weinkeller ©
Kolner Weinkeller

2
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel and then contemplate the waterfront views at Alster Lakes.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip builder.

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cologne in December: high temperatures in Hamburg hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helgoland.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Nature Museums
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Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
St. Petri Kirche ©
St. Petri Kirche

1
night
Helgoland

Helgoland ©
Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. On the 31st (Sat), meet the residents at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and then identify plant and animal life at Helgolander Kegelrobben.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helgoland trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamburg to Helgoland. In December, daily temperatures in Helgoland can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Norderney.

Things to do in Helgoland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Helgolander Kegelrobben ©
Helgolander Kegelrobben
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland ©
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland

1
night
Norderney

Norderney ©
Norderney is one of the seven populated East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Nationalparkhaus, see the interesting displays at Bademuseum, then step off the mainland to explore Strandpromenade Norderney, and finally browse the collection at Offentliche Bibliothek im Conversationshaus.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Norderney itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helgoland to Norderney. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Borkum.

Things to do in Norderney

Museums Parks Nature
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Watt Welten ©
Watt Welten

1
night
Borkum

Borkum ©
Borkum is an island and a municipality in the Leer District in Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Alter Leuchtturm, make a trip to Neuer Leuchtturm, then stop by Atelier am Meer, and finally get outside with Kraxelmaxel Kletterpark Borkum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Borkum travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Norderney to Borkum. In January, daytime highs in Borkum are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C.

Things to do in Borkum

Fun & Games Shopping
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Nordseekletterpark ©
Nordseekletterpark
Atelier am Meer ©
Atelier am Meer
Alter Leuchtturm ©
Alter Leuchtturm

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