17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nuremberg
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Weimar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Dresden
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trier attractions planner.

London, UK to Trier is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to Trier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Mathias Church ©
St. Mathias Church
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

2
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Geroldsauer Wasserfall, learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, and then delve into the distant past at Burg Hohenbaden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then explore the ancient world of Roman Bath Ruins, then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baden-Baden trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Nature Wineries
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Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Hohenbaden Castle ©
Hohenbaden Castle

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Vieille Ville and Reichsstadtmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Marienburg Fortress and German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum). Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Museum fuer Franken, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, and examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T..

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and New Pinakothek. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip site .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

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

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Weimar.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

1
night
Weimar

Weimar ©
Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Schloss Belvedere, get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Schillers Wohnhaus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Weimar trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Weimar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Weimar, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Weimar

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Schillers Wohnhaus ©
Schillers Wohnhaus
Goethes Gartenhaus ©
Goethes Gartenhaus

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Neustadt, see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, then steep yourself in history at Festung Dresden, and finally take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden itinerary planner.

Getting from Weimar to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Museum Festung Dresden ©
Museum Festung Dresden

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and make a trip to Karl-Marx-Allee.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip website .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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