22 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Berlin — 4 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Neustadt, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), explore the galleries of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally make a trip to Neumarkt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden route website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, get a sense of history and politics at Hamburg Town Hall, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Falkenhaus, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, and take an in-depth tour of Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Toy Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg day trip website.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich — 5 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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