14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, get great views at Main Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally attend a local event at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. 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 · 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip app.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. 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): experience the thrill of a live performance at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, 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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate and then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Bode Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

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.
On the 24th (Fri), see a show at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Schloss Moritzburg, get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Augustus Bridge, see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and finally make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden.

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You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 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 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online route planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive 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: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off 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.