51 days in Germany Itinerary

51 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dresden
— 6 nights
2
Leipzig
— 3 nights
3
Berlin
— 7 nights
4
Hamburg
— 4 nights
5
Heidelberg
— 4 nights
6
Trier
— 6 nights
7
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
8
Wurzburg
— 5 nights
9
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
10
Munich
— 7 nights

6
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Neues Grünes Gewölbe and The Dresden Zwinger. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Frauenkirche Dresden. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, stop by Tradition & Form, take in the exciting artwork at From Monet to Klimt, and see the interesting displays at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Dresden trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dresden is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Dresden is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in December; daily highs in Dresden reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

3
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hauptbahnhof Leipzig and Altstadt Quedlinburg. Let the collections at Goethe National Museum and Grassi Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig, contemplate the long history of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), and admire the landmark architecture of Altes Rathaus.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leipzig travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leipzig are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Altstadt Quedlinburg, Goethe National Museum
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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Die Hackeschen Hoefe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, view the masterpieces at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Holstentor and Jungfernstieg. You'll explore and learn at Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Lubeck (Lubecker Weihnachtsmarkt, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

4
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Schloss Heidelberg and Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stadel Museum and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Explore Heidelberg's surroundings by going to Baden-Baden (Lichtentaler Allee, Vickermann & Stoya, &more) and Frankfurt (Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), Romer, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg day trip planning tool.

Fly from Hamburg to Heidelberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Heidelberg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Frankfurt
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

6
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Porta Nigra and Marksburg. Shop till you drop at Hauptmarkt and Trier Galerie. Venture out of the city with trips to Koblenz (Deutsches Eck (German Corner) & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress), Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), look for gifts at Rituals, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domstadt (Cathedral City), and contemplate the long history of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trier trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Trier are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Koblenz, Reichsburg Cochem, Marksburg, Eltz Castle
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Marksburg ©
Marksburg

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Palace Square, thenexamine the collection at Porsche Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, thenadmire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, thenexplore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenzollern, and finally look for gifts at Arabica Kaffee & Lebensart.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip website.

Getting from Trier to Stuttgart by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December, daytime highs in Stuttgart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arabica Kaffee & Lebensart, Burg Hohenzollern
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

5
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Marienberg and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Altstadt and maennERsache. Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Burkard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stationsweg Nikolausberg, and snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wurzburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bamberg Altstadt and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Head to Handwerkerhof and Hauptmarktfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Old Town & Cathedral of St Peter's) and Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Bamberg Cathedral). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Frank Fluegel.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Wurzburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Viktualienmarkt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Linderhof and Asamkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Deutsches Museum, shop like a local with Kunsthalle Munich, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and look for gifts at Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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