29 days in Germany Itinerary

29 days in Germany Itinerary

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29 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Berlin
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Cologne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Berlin

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get in touch with nature at Pfaueninsel and Schlachtensee. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Port of Hamburg and Wildpark Schwarze Berge. Step off the beaten path and head to Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Luneburg to see Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Planten un Blomen, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Alster Lakes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamburg online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildpark Schwarze Berge, Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus
Highlights from your plan
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Frankenwerft, relax and rejuvenate at Monte Mare Rheinbach, and then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and then get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Monte Mare Rheinbach
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Porta Nigra, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gemuendener Maar, then steep yourself in history at Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaiserthermen. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, then explore the activities along Saarschleife, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Trier travel planner.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Felsenkirche, Saarschleife, Gemuendener Maar, Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Saint Gangolf's Church ©
Saint Gangolf's Church
Trier Amphitheater ©
Trier Amphitheater

3
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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kids will enjoy Rebstockbad and Zoo Frankfurt. Step out of the city life by going to Messel Pit Fossil Site and Langener Waldsee. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park (in Bad Homburg) and Burg Frankenstein (in Nieder-Beerbach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), make a trip to Romer, and get to know the fascinating history of Sachsenhausen.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt journey planner.

You can drive from Trier to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Langener Waldsee, Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, Burg Frankenstein, Messel Pit Fossil Site
Highlights from your plan
Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Burg Frankenstein ©
Burg Frankenstein

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), get engrossed in the history at Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Rathaus), and finally trek along Philosopher’s Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then make a trip to Dom zu Worms, and finally take a peaceful walk through King's Throne (Konigstuhl).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dom zu Worms
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fortress Marienberg, then make a splash at Silvana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskane Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, and finally steep yourself in history at Frankoniabrunnen.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Wurzburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Silvana
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim

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nights
Rothenburg

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): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, and finally snap pictures at Tauberbrucke.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Rothenburg in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Attractions like Toy Museum and Kristall Palm Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuremberg Palace of Justice and Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Freizeitbad Atlantis (in Herzogenaurach) and Schloss Weissenstein (in Pommersfelden). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and add some fun to your beach time Fuerthermare.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Kristall Palm Beach, Fuerthermare, Freizeitbad Atlantis, Schloss Weissenstein
Highlights from your plan
Freizeitbad Atlantis ©
Freizeitbad Atlantis
Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Starnberger See and Munich Residenz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Starnberger See
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, explore the activities along Ferchensee Lake, and then hit the slopes at Alpspitz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour builder app.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Ferchensee Lake, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

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Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Konigssee. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Herrenchiemsee New Palace and then explore the activities along Lake Chiemsee.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Lake Chiemsee, Konigssee
Highlights from your plan
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Lake Chiemsee ©
Lake Chiemsee

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