27 days in Germany Itinerary

27 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Rothenburg
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helgoland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stralsund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Altstadt and Würzburg Residence will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Town Walls and Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main Winery (in Marktheidenfeld), Alter Kranen (in Marktbreit) and Fortress Marienberg (in Wurzburg). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andreas, and get engrossed in the history at Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planning site.

Pune, India to Rothenburg is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg

— 3 nights

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bamberg Altstadt and Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Altes Rathaus and Bamberg Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bamberg side-trips: Wildpark Schloss Tambach (in Weitramsdorf), Coburg (Pfarrkirche St. Augustin & Schloss Ehrenburg) and Burgruine Leienfels (in Leienfels). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobskirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, make a trip to Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and see the interesting displays at Sammlung Ludwig Bamberg.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Bamberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Munich

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Munich Residenz. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the striking features of Asamkirche, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Sudfriedhof.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 2 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 6th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche St. Martin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Geigenbaumuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porta Nigra and Reichsburg Cochem. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eltz Castle and Romische Villa Urbana. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem (in Cochem), Schalkenmehrener Maar (in Schalkenmehren) and Manderscheid (Oberburg & Niederburg). There's more to do: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and learn about winemaking at Weingut Eduard Kroth.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip planning website.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Trier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Trier sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helgoland.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Helgoland

— 2 nights
Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland and Festung Helgoland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helgolander Kegelrobben and Watt. Change things up with these side-trips from Helgoland: Carolinensiel (Hafen Carolinensiel & Nationalpark-Haus Carolinensiel), Alter Leuchtturm (in Wangerooge) and Wattwanderzentrum Ostfriesland (in Harlesiel). There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and make a trip to Lange Anna.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helgoland route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trier to Helgoland. In May in Helgoland, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stralsund.

Things to do in Helgoland

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Stralsund

— 2 nights
Set on the Baltic Sea across from the island of Rugen, Straslund has for centuries focused on fishing and shipbuilding industries.
On the 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Halbinsel Devin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marienkirche, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Dierhagen. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Die Gristower Kirche, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolai Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stralsund road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Helgoland to Stralsund with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ostseebad Binz.

Things to do in Stralsund

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Insel Vilm, then cruise along Kreidemuseum Rügen, and then take in panoramic vistas at Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Granitz Hunting Lodge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Die Kirche St. Maria Magdalena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.-Marien-Kirche, then brush up on your military savvy at HMS Otus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kreidefelsen.

Before you visit Ostseebad Binz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Stralsund to Ostseebad Binz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Stralsund in May, Ostseebad Binz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Ostseebad Binz

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ostseebad Binz to Berlin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.