22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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22 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Heidelberg
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Cologne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Hamburg
— 3 nights
7
Rostock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hohenschwangau day trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hohenschwangau is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Hohenschwangau: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geburtshaus von Ludwig Thoma, Wies Church, Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Geburtshaus von Ludwig Thoma ©
Geburtshaus von Ludwig Thoma

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.
Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, & more), Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and take in the views from Old Stone Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Regensburg, Würzburg Residence, Bamberg Altstadt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Explore Heidelberg's surroundings by going to Stuttgart (Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, Mercedes-Benz Museum, & more) and Frankfurt (Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), Main Tower, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and contemplate the long history of Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg journey planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Technik Museum Speyer
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Konigsallee, then stop by Altstadt, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally admire the natural beauty at Grugapark Essen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planner .

Getting from Heidelberg to Cologne by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Grugapark Essen
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Grugapark Essen ©
Grugapark Essen

3
nights
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.
Step out of Hamburg with an excursion to Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) in Lubeck--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the landmark architecture of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and see the interesting displays at U-Bootmuseum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rostock.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

1
night
Rostock

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SegTime - Segway Tours. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Teepott, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde, then see the sights in a new way with SegTime - Segway Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Alter Strom.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rostock road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Rostock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Rostock sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Rostock

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Alter Strom ©
Alter Strom

5
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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online visit planner .

Drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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