26 days in Germany Itinerary

26 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany visit planner

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Wurzburg
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamburg travel itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Hamburg reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Berlin

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden day trip site.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Munich

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip app.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg day trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Wurzburg

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Das Plonlein, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, and steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Baden-Baden

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then explore the ancient world of Romische Badruinen, and finally delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden holiday planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Baths
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Trier

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trier trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Trier sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

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Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.