28 days in Germany Itinerary

28 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 1 night
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights

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Cologne

Cologne ©

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 18th (Fri): 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 see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne holiday site.

Calgary, Canada to Cologne is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Cologne is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in September since evenings lows in Cologne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Go for a jaunt from Trier to Bernkastel-Kues to see Mosel Valley about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trier road trip tool.

Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Trier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©

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Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and then admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden route app.

You can drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Spas · Baths · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Merkur ©
Merkur

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Schwangau

Schwangau ©

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then glide through the air with FLY ROYAL Paragliding, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Schwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Schwangau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baden-Baden in September, expect Schwangau to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
FLY ROYAL Paragliding ©
FLY ROYAL Paragliding
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Munich

Munich ©

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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Würzburg Residence, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Altstadt, snap pictures at Tauberbrucke, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg road trip site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Schloss Veitshöchheim ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Weissgerbergasse. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld, and finally examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and gain a rich perspective with DresdenWalks.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dresden vacation maker app.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
DresdenWalks ©
DresdenWalks

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Berlin

Berlin ©

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online route planner.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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Hamburg

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 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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