12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 2 nights
2
Berlin
— 2 nights
3
Trier
— 1 night
4
Rothenburg
— 1 night
5
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
6
Munich
— 3 nights

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, experience the thrill of a live performance at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hamburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get colder in Hamburg: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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Berlin

Berlin

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

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Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Trier.

Things to do in Berlin

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

1
night
Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, stop by Rituals, then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Trier takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Trier are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 4th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg attractions site.

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

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 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Frank Fluegel, and then get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg route maker website.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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Munich

Munich ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then shop like a local with Schack-Galerie. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trips

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

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