19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Hamburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rostock
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Leipzig
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Schoenau am Koenigssee
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Dammam

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Barockes Rathaus, browse the fresh offerings at Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rothenburg is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Rothenburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in August, expect Rothenburg to be colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe, Barockes Rathaus
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe ©
Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Igel Column, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trier trip planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Igel Column
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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Igel Column ©
Igel Column
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

4
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Get outdoors at Travemunde and Port of Hamburg. Attractions like Alster and Planten un Blomen make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Lubeck (Kanzleigebaeude & Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)) and Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen). There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Elbphilharmonie, get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and make a trip to Townhall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg travel planning app .

Getting from Trier to Hamburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lubeck, Schnoor Viertel
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Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Jungfernstieg ©
Jungfernstieg
Alster ©
Alster

3
nights
Rostock

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Family-friendly places like Ostseebad Warnemunde and Gut Darss will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Karstadt. Explore Rostock's surroundings by going to Stralsunder Piratenschatz (in Stralsund), Alte Molkerei (in Kluetz) and Marienkirche (in Wismar). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kropeliner Tor Center and appreciate the history behind Skulptur "Mowenflug".

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rostock online trip maker .

You can drive from Hamburg to Rostock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Leipzig.

Things to do in Rostock

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Wismar, Stralsunder Piratenschatz, Gut Darss, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Alte Molkerei
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Gut Darss ©
Gut Darss
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©

4
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hauptbahnhof Leipzig and Altstadt Quedlinburg. Head to Boerde Park and Quartier 7for some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Leipzig side-trips: Merchant's Bridge (in Erfurt), Wernigerode Castle (in Wernigerode) and Dresden (Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Frauenkirche, & more). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche).

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Leipzig journey planner.

You can drive from Rostock to Leipzig in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dresden, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode Castle, Kramerbrucke Erfurt, Boerde Park
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Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig ©
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
Boerde Park ©
Boerde Park

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eibsee and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leipzig to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Schoenau am Koenigssee.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Eibsee
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

2
nights
Schoenau am Koenigssee

Schoenau am Koenigssee ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, go deep underground at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and then contemplate the long history of The Eagle's Nest.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Schoenau am Koenigssee trip planner .

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Schoenau am Koenigssee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Schoenau am Koenigssee sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Schoenau am Koenigssee

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden ©
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

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