22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Heidelberg
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Heidelberg
— 1 day
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Trier
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 8 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Heidelberg

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg journey builder site.

Calgary, Canada to Heidelberg is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Heidelberg when traveling from Calgary in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 3rd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and finally appreciate the history behind Igel Column.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trier trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Heidelberg to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Trier are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg holiday builder app.

You can drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, and finally explore the ancient world of Antike Romervilla. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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Berchtesgaden

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to The Eagle's Nest and then explore the activities along Konigssee.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berchtesgaden trip site.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterkirche Pirna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dresden online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Gemaldegalerie and Classic Remise Berlin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of Tears and Mitte. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Wannsee, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 17:

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Hamburg

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.
Get some cultural insight at Speicherstadt and International Maritime Museum. Head to Jungfernstieg and Red Galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alster, get outside with Elbstrand Ovelgonne, kick back and relax at Elbe Beach, and explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg visit planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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.