18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mittenwald
Drive
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
— 1 night
Drive
5
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ebsdorfergrund
— 2 nights
Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Dresden
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Munich — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Viktualienmarkt to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), get curious at Deutsches Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Munich online travel route planner.

Madison, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Madison to Munich. Traveling from Madison in August, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Munich. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Mittenwald.
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Mittenwald

Mittenwald is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.GeographyMittenwald is located approximately 16 kilometres to the south-east of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mittenwald online road trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Mittenwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mittenwald can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hollentalklamm.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planner.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just a short distance from Mittenwald. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber — 1 night

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rothenburg ob der Tauber journey planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, then learn about winemaking at Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Wertheim Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wurzburg online route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wurzburg in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Ebsdorfergrund.
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Ebsdorfergrund — 2 nights

Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Frauenberg Ruine and then delve into the distant past at Kloster Arnsburg.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ebsdorfergrund attractions tool.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Ebsdorfergrund in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You've now added Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Procession of Princes, get curious at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip website.

Getting from Ebsdorfergrund to Dresden by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin — 5 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Berliner Dom. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben), Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim) and TAKE OFF Fallschirmsport (in Fehrbellin). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for 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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