14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany visit planner
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
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 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then 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 find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cologne itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), experience the thrill of a live performance at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and then admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the fascinating history 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 admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg journey planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.
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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 23rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate and then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, make a trip to 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 admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bode Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary 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 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 26th (Mon), see the grandeur of opera at Semper Opera House (Semperoper), steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Moritzburg, then make a trip to Theaterplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Augustus Bridge, see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, 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.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nuremberg.
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, admire the local landmark of Der Schoene Brunnen, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Before you visit Stuttgart, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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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