27 days in Germany Itinerary

27 days in Germany Itinerary

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27 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fussen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bamberg
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Stralsund
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sioux Falls

1
night
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Konigsee, then make a trip to The Eagle's Nest, then steep yourself in history at Obersalzberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Hotel Zum Turken. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche St. Bartholomae, then explore the galleries of Documentation Obersalzberg, and finally go deep underground at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden journey maker site .

Sioux Falls, USA to Berchtesgaden is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Berchtesgaden. Traveling from Sioux Falls in June, you will find days in Berchtesgaden are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Konigssee
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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Kirche St. Bartholomae ©
Kirche St. Bartholomae

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Museum-lovers will get to explore Schloss Nymphenburg and Alte Pinakothek. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, stroll around English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Visit Linderhof Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Zugspitze and Wies Church. Step out of Fussen with an excursion to Partnachklamm in Garmisch-Partenkirchen--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle, steep yourself in history at Burgruine Eisenberg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fussen trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eisenberg, Schwangau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Linderhof, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Visit Porta Nigra and Niederburg for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burg Eltz and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich (in Beilstein), Burg Thurant (in Alken) and Manderscheid (Oberburg & Maarmuseum Manderscheid). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Reichsburg Cochem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, and don't miss a visit to Lowen Apotheke.

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Traveling by car from Fussen to Trier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Trier are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manderscheid, Thurant Castle, Metternich Castle, Reichsburg Cochem, Eltz Castle
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Appreciate the collections at Marienburg Fortress and Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim. Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Schloss Weikersheim (in Weikersheim), Alte Mainbruecke (in Wurzburg) and Dinkelsbuhl (Old Town & Rothenburger Tor). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schonenbergkirche, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In June in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Schonenbergkirche, Schloss Spielberg, Kloster Grosscomburg
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamberg Altstadt and Wallfahrtskirche Armesberg. You'll explore and learn at Automobilmuseum Fichtelberg and Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg. Get out of town with these interesting Bamberg side-trips: Burgruine Hohenberneck (in Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge) and Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) (in Bayreuth). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bamberger Dom, pause for some serene contemplation at Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Seehof.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bamberg trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rothenburg to Bamberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bamberg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wallfahrtskirche Armesberg, Seehof Castle, Automobilmuseum Fichtelberg, Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Burgruine Hohenberneck
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

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You can take a train from Bamberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Stralsund.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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nights
Stralsund

Stralsund ©
Set on the Baltic Sea across from the island of Rugen, Straslund has for centuries focused on fishing and shipbuilding industries.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen and Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde. Visit Die Gristower Kirche and St. Marienkirche for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stralsund: Seebruecke Sellin (in Sellin), Jagdschloss Granitz (in Ostseebad Binz) and Phenomenta Peenemunde (in Peenemunde). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Kreidefelsen, examine the collection at U-Boat Museum, meet the residents at Ozeaneum, and contemplate the long history of Stralsunder Rathaus.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stralsund travel planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Stralsund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Stralsund sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Stralsund

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ostseebad Binz, Peenemunde, Sassnitz, Seebruecke Sellin, Die Gristower Kirche
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Kreidefelsen ©
Kreidefelsen
Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde ©
Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde
Phaenomenta Peenemunde ©
Phaenomenta Peenemunde

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nights
Hamburg

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.
On the 25th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then ponder the world of politics at Townhall, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Michael, and finally admire the natural beauty at Park Planten un Blomen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Stralsund to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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