22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner
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Fly
1
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Berlin
— 5 nights
Train
4
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Munich — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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 Marienplatz and Nymphenburg Palace will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), explore the activities along English Garden, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich online trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Munich due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dresden.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Dresden — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden road trip planning app.

You can fly from Munich to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Berlin — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Hamburg Town Hall, and finally make a trip to Rathausmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and then look for gifts at Kaufhaus Hamburg.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nuremberg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Nuremberg — 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then examine the collection at Toy Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then make a trip to Altstadt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planning website.

Fly from Hamburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nuremberg, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Marienkapelle, Museum fur Franken, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, wander the streets of Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Side Trips
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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.
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