25 days in Germany Itinerary

25 days in Germany Itinerary

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25 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Cologne
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Munich
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg holiday maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hamburg is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Hamburg reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Grosser Garten Dresden, make a trip to Gorlitzer Strasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, and finally examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne day trip planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Cologne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, pause for some serene contemplation at Domstadt (Cathedral City), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg, and finally appreciate the history behind Handwerkerbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Municipal Library Treasury (Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek), examine the collection at Im Reich der Schatten, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, then ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trier trip maker site.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Trier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then take in nature's colorful creations at Der Hofgarten, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), don't miss a visit to Altstadt, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Die Rossmuhle, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg day trip planner.

You can drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

6
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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