16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Baden-Baden
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
6
Hamburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
End: Alexandria


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.
For shopping fun, head to Viktualienmarkt or Ingo Maurer Showroom. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, look for gifts at Funf Hofe (Five Courts), wander the streets of Schwabing, and get into the urban bustle at Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning site .

Alexandria, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in September, things will get much colder in Munich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Bogner ©
Bogner
Ingo Maurer Showroom ©
Ingo Maurer Showroom

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, stop by Eckerle Herrenmoden, stop by Buchhandlung Hugendubel, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, and finally stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), and finally get reinvigorated at Cafe Kraft.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg online trip planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Shopping Fun & Games Spas

Side Trip

Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden, look for gifts at Altmarkt Galerie Dresden, stop by Ullmann's Laden, then stop by Tradition & Form, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at CAMONDAS am Schloss Dresden, take a stroll through Neustadt, and then don't miss a visit to Zwinger.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Kulturpalast Dresden ©
Kulturpalast Dresden
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden ©
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gangolf, then shop like a local with Hauptmarkt, then stop by Rituals, and finally learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, then wander the streets of Zurlaubener Ufer, and finally browse the different shops at Trier Galerie.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Trier trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dresden to Trier takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Rituals ©
Rituals

1
night
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, then try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Fun & Games Spas Casinos
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Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Spas & Wellness
Kurhaus Baden-Baden ©
Kurhaus Baden-Baden

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 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Townhall, then hunt for treasures at Fish Auction Hall and Market, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Baden-Baden to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Shopping
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Fish Auction Hall and Market ©
Fish Auction Hall and Market
Townhall ©
Townhall

4
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.
Do your shopping at Boxoffberlin and AMPELMANN Shop am Gendarmenmarkt. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online vacation planner .

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin

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