16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Munich
— 2 nights
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
4
Dresden
— 2 nights
5
Hamburg
— 2 nights
6
Berlin
— 4 nights

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Nymphenburg Palace and Gallerie Thomas will thrill your kids. Head to Viktualienmarkt and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburgfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Newport News, USA to Munich is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newport News in May: high temperatures in Munich hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., thentake a stroll through Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, thensteep yourself in history at Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg.

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Drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 1st (Mon), get outside with Flussbad Hainbadestelle, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, thensteep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, thencontemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally shop like a local with Galerie Frank Fluegel.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, thenexplore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then look for gifts at Tradition & Form. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Albertinum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, thenget into the urban bustle at Kulturpalast Dresden, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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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 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Townhall, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and finally head outdoors with Wildpark Schwarze Berge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, thenadmire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg online trip builder.

You can drive from Dresden to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom. Pergamonmuseum and Koenig Galerie will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip maker.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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