17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  15​h
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and art4berlin GALLERY. You'll get in some beach time at Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Pfaueninsel, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Shanghai, China to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerie Frank Fluegel and Rochusfriedhof. Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg), Kreuzweg Weltenburg (in Kelheim) and Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, identify plant and animal life at Schwarzachschlucht, and shop like a local with Hauptmarkt.

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You can fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kreuzweg Weltenburg, Schwarzachschlucht, Flussbad Hainbadestelle, Wildpark Hollohe
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Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Würzburg Residence are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Town Walls and Spital Bastion. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress & Museum fuer Franken). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

5
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Schloss Nymphenburg and Haidhausen will appeal to history buffs. Munich Residenz and BMW Welt will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Mittenwald (St. Peter und Paul & Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald), Neuschwanstein Castle (in Hohenschwangau) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich route planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Partnachklamm
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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