19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
3
Dresden
— 3 nights
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
7
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip maker app .

New York City, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Hamburg to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planning website .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Winzer Lutz Muller.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and get outside with Woehrder See.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nuremberg using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Woehrder See ©
Woehrder See
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and pause for some photo ops at Denkmal fur die Opfer des Olympiaattentats 1972.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, and then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cologne visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Rothenburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Room Escape Games

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