29 days in Germany & Romania Itinerary

29 days in Germany & Romania Itinerary

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29 days in Germany & Romania Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
11
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Berlin, Germany

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and examine the collection at Jewish Museum Berlin.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday maker website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

2
nights
Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig, then explore the world behind art at Grassi Museum, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, and finally examine the collection at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum im Stasi-Bunker.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leipzig road trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Leipzig by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Leipzig sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum im Stasi-Bunker ©
Museum im Stasi-Bunker
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Transport Museum Dresden and Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, head outdoors with City Beach, get curious at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

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Take a train from Leipzig to Dresden in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Port of Hamburg and Speicherstadt. Visit Alter Elbtunnel and St. Petri Kirche for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and explore the activities along Alster Lakes.

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

Take a train from Dresden to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Embankment, then make a splash at Rebstockbad, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at German Film Museum, then delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site, then explore the activities along Langener Waldsee, and finally see the interesting displays at Deutsches Architekturmuseum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in July, you will find days in Frankfurt are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Langener Waldsee, Messel Pit Fossil Site
Highlights from your plan
Rebstockbad ©
Rebstockbad
Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then get engrossed in the history at Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally take a peaceful walk through King's Throne (Konigstuhl). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg), then get to know the fascinating history of Alte Universitaet, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, and finally trek along Philosopher’s Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg)
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg) ©

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Max-Eyth See, then make a trip to Lichtenstein Castle, and finally get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, have fun at Badezentrum Sindelfingen, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

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You can take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lichtenstein Castle, Badezentrum Sindelfingen
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Rodertor, take an in-depth tour of Museum fuer Franken, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg sightseeing site.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mittelalterliche Lochgefangnisse, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then laugh and play at Kristall Palm Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Toy Museum, then add some fun to your beach time Fuerthermare, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip builder.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kristall Palm Beach, Fuerthermare
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deutsches Museum and BMW Welt. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum) capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Saint Anna Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Munich to Brasov takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Munich to Brasov, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Saint Anna Lake
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Visit Old Town and Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and Patriarchal Cathedral. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lipscani, explore the activities along Morii Lake, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip tool.

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lipscani
Lipscani

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