17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany route builder

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Berlin

— 3 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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Neumarkt, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Dresden to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Altstadt, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cologne to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cologne in December, you will find days in Rothenburg are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Nuremberg

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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.