14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip itinerary planner

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally attend a local event at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt tour planning site.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Events · Parks
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, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

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Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): catch a concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then make a trip to Rathausmarkt, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

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You can drive from Cologne to Hamburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate and then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, then admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Bode Museum.

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You can drive from Hamburg to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough 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): experience the emotional art of opera at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), explore the galleries of The Dresden Zwinger, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Moritzburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Augustus Bridge, see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden online day trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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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: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online holiday planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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.