14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of Romer, don't miss a visit to Main Tower, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally mix with locals at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Events
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cologne vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Events · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): experience the thrill of a live performance at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cologne to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Berlin

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate and then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, then admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bode Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the grandeur of opera at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Moritzburg, then don't miss a visit to Theaterplatz, then don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Augustus Bridge, examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Events · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Events

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stuttgart travel route builder site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Munich

— 3 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munich journey maker.

Drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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.