21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany attractions planner
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Dresden travel app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dresden is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Dresden at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Munich — 4 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich travel site.

You can fly from Dresden to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Nuremberg — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Ehekarussell, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip app.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Rothenburg — 3 nights

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Altstadt, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, snap pictures at Tauberbrucke, and don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trier.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Trier — 2 nights

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, make a trip to Porta Nigra, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally make a trip to Konstantinbasilika.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trier holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Trier are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cologne.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Cologne — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domschatzkammer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Hamburg — 2 nights

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 19th (Mon), squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, walk around Planten un Blomen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cologne to Hamburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

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.