22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Hohenschwangau
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Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Rostock
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hohenschwangau

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
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Tel Aviv, Israel to Hohenschwangau is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hohenschwangau is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Hohenschwangau are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Munich

— 3 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.
Step out of Munich to go to Dachau and see Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg) and Rothenburg (Town Walls, Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St Peter's, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Heidelberg

— 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Stuttgart (Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more) and Frankfurt (Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), Main Tower, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Cologne

— 2 nights

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 (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Konigsallee, stop by Altstadt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Grugapark.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip site.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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.
Take a break from Hamburg with a short trip to Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) in Lubeck, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, walk around Planten un Blomen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamburg online itinerary maker.

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hamburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Rostock

— 1 night

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
SegTime - Segway Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Teepott, kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde, then cruise the town with SegTime - Segway Tours, and finally make a trip to Alter Strom.

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

You can drive from Hamburg to Rostock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rostock, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker app.

Drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 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.