18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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18 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Berlin
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then get great views at Main Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Romer.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker .

Minneapolis, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Frankfurt. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: highs in Frankfurt hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten

8
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get your game on at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Zoo Berlin.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planning tool .

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then admire the landmark architecture of Oberlandesgericht Dresden, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Schlossplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and then explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dresden road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg), Cologne Cathedral (in Cologne) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). Explore Frankfurt further: explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, and admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

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Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Würzburg Residence, Cologne Cathedral, Schloss Heidelberg
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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