28 days in Germany Itinerary

28 days in Germany Itinerary

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28 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Karlovy Vary
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Dresden
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bremen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cologne
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dresden trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic to Dresden is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Karlovy Vary in August since evenings lows in Dresden dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and meet the residents at Zoo Berlin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

3
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamburg vacation planner .

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

2
nights
Bremen

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), admire the striking features of Bremer Rathaus, then make a trip to Historische Altstadt, then make a trip to Marktplatz, and finally don't miss a visit to Bremer Stadtmusikanten. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Universum Bremen, stroll around Buergerpark, and then make a trip to Schlachte.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bremen online route planner .

Take a train from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bremen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Universum Bremen ©
Universum Bremen
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bremen to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Frankfurt is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, and snap pictures at Eiserner Steg.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Market Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkapelle, step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, take in nature's colorful creations at Der Hofgarten, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, and finally don't miss a visit to Hofkirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg sightseeing app .

Take a train from Frankfurt to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wurzburg, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Der Hofgarten ©
Der Hofgarten
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, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, get outside with Wohrder Wiese, stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, and walk around Stadtpark.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg online travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

4
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, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around English Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip tool .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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