17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner

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Munich
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Usedom, Usedom Island
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Munich

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Munich attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Munich due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for little chillier days in Munich, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Berchtesgaden

— 2 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get great views at The Eagle's Nest and then explore the activities along Konigssee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 22nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, and then don't miss a visit to Pfarrkirche St. Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Alpspitz and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour planner.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Fortress Marienberg, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally contemplate the long history of Marktplatz.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Usedom.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Usedom, Usedom Island

— 2 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trassenheider Strand and Wolgastsee. Explore Usedom's surroundings by going to Piraten der Ostsee Abenteuer-Minigolf (in Trassenheide), Strandpromenade (in Zinnowitz) and Peenebrucke (in Wolgast).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Usedom sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Usedom in 8 hours. In July in Usedom, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Usedom

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, stop by Ullmann's Laden, then look for gifts at Tradition & Form, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Usedom to Dresden in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dresden are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Germany travel guide

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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.