20 days in Germany Itinerary

20 days in Germany Itinerary

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20 days in Germany Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  10​h
Hamburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
Dubai

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hamburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, things will get cooler in Hamburg: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dusseldorf.

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Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel
Port of Hamburg

2
days
Dusseldorf

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Old Town (Altstadt). Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Konigsallee, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Dusseldorf takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Sightseeing Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg
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Cologne Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig

2
days
Dresden

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Pillnitz Castle & Park, steep yourself in history at Museum Festung Dresden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then look for gifts at Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Neustadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler.

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Getting from Dusseldorf to Dresden by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Dresden are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

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Pillnitz Castle & Park
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

2
days
Frankfurt

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Städel, then make a trip to Römer, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then take a stroll through Wilhelmstrasse, then browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum, and finally shop like a local with MyZeil Ticketshop.

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Traveling by flight from Dresden to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Sightseeing Museums

Side Trips

Main-Taunus Zentrum, Wilhelmstrasse
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Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt
Städel
Main-Taunus Zentrum

2
days
Heidelberg

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), examine the collection at Deutsches Apotheken Museum, step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally explore the world behind art at Kurpfälzisches Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schwetzingen Castle (Schloss), then see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, and finally examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum).

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schwetzingen Castle (Schloss), Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), Technik Museum Speyer
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Technik Museum Speyer
Altstadt (Old Town)

2
days
Stuttgart

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum), examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sepulchral Chapel (Grabkapelle), and finally examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Lichtenstein Castle, then shop like a local with Koenigstrasse, and then explore the activities along Max-Eyth See.

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Take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lichtenstein Castle
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Lichtenstein Castle
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum

3
days
Rothenburg

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Marienburg Fortress and Würzburg Residence. Old Town and Spital Bastion will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wildpark Hundshaupten (in Egloffstein) and maennERsache (in Wurzburg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, admire the striking features of Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and hunt for treasures at Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf.

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Getting from Stuttgart to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Wildpark Hundshaupten
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Old Town
Marienburg Fortress
Town Walls

4
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Neuschwanstein Castle and St. Peter's Church. Head to Biergarten Viktualienmarkt and Ingo Maurer Showroomfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Zugspitze (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), take a stroll through Haidhausen, explore the activities along Flaucher, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Zugspitze
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Neuschwanstein Castle
Deutsches Museum

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