17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Westerland, Sylt
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
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Berlin

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) and then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, then examine the collection at DDR Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin online travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, make a trip to Neumarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Rodertor, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, wander the streets of Altstadt, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then admire the striking features of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marktplatz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation builder site.

Drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Westerland.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Westerland, Sylt

— 3 nights
Westerland is a seaside resort and a former municipality located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Morsum-Kliff and Golf-Club Sylt e.V.. There's much more to do: get great views at Uwe Dune, visit a coastal fixture at Leuchtturm, make a trip to Denghoog Steinzeitgrab, and get outside with Lister Wanderduenen.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Westerland trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Westerland takes 10.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rothenburg in July: highs in Westerland hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Westerland

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Obersee. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, and explore the activities along Konigssee.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden road trip site.

Traveling by car from Westerland to Berchtesgaden takes 14 hours. Traveling from Westerland in July, you will find days in Berchtesgaden are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Martin, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Alpspitz and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

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.