29 days in Germany Itinerary

29 days in Germany Itinerary

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Eisenach
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Erfurt
— 3 nights
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Luneburg
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Lubeck
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Celle
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Goslar
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Quedlinburg
— 4 nights
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Kassel
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Fulda
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Dillenburg
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Cochem
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Saarburg
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Speyer
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 4 nights
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Tubingen
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Rothenburg
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Wurzburg
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Eisenach

— 1 day
Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany with 42,000 inhabitants, located 50km west of Erfurt, 70km southeast of Kassel and 150km northeast of Frankfurt. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Baumkronenpfad Hainich, don't miss a visit to Burschenschaftsdenkmal, don't miss a visit to Schmales Haus Eisenach, get engrossed in the history at Lutherhaus, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Welt Eisenach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Wartburg Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eisenach route maker tool.

Frankfurt to Eisenach is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Erfurt.

Things to do in Eisenach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erfurt

— 3 nights

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agidienkirche, then head outdoors with Barbarossahohle, then see the interesting displays at Thuringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Wenigemarkt. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Fischmarkt, see the interesting displays at Bunkermuseum am Rennsteig, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kickelhahn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Chapel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jakobskirchhof, and finally steep yourself in history at Wittumspalais.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Erfurt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eisenach to Erfurt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Erfurt can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Luneburg.

Things to do in Erfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luneburg

Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Am Sande, then see the interesting displays at Museum Luneburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicolai Kirche.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luneburg trip planner.

Getting from Erfurt to Luneburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or drive; or take a train. September in Luneburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lubeck.

Things to do in Luneburg

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Lubeck

— 3 nights

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Heiligen-Geist-Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get outside with The Mollie Steam Train, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Munster Bad Doberan, then get to know the fascinating history of An der Obertrave, and finally get engrossed in the history at Willy Brandt House, Lubeck.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lubeck online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Luneburg to Lubeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Lubeck sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Celle.

Things to do in Lubeck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Celle

— 2 nights
Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Das Alte Rathaus, then stop by DieWahren - Celler Mitbringsel Manufaktur, then play a few rounds at Golfpark Soltau, and finally browse the different shops at Leine-Center. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Franzosischer Garten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Wienhausen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Otterzentrum Hankensbuttel, then examine the collection at Internationales Wind- und Wassermuehlen-Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Muhlenmuseum Gifhorn.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Celle trip maker site.

Drive from Lubeck to Celle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Goslar.

Things to do in Celle

Museums · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Goslar

— 1 day
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Raven Crag (Rabenklippe), view the masterpieces at Kunsthandwerk Im Grossen Heiligen Kreuz, then examine the collection at Zinnfiguren-Museum Goslar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jakobikirche.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Goslar online journey planner.

You can drive from Celle to Goslar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Quedlinburg.

Things to do in Goslar

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Quedlinburg

— 4 nights
Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Popular historic sites such as Dom und Domschatz and St Cyriakus are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode and DDR Museum Thale. Change things up with these side-trips from Quedlinburg: Magdeburg (Room Escape Games & Johanniskirche Magdeburg), Wernigerode (Rathaus Wernigerode, Wildpark Christianental, &more) and St. Johannis Kirche (in Ansbach). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Teufelsmauer, stop by Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall, get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Schloss Meisdorf.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Quedlinburg trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Goslar to Quedlinburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kassel

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Orangerie.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kassel trip planning tool.

You can drive from Quedlinburg to Kassel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Kassel sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fulda.

Things to do in Kassel

Historic Sites
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Fulda

Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): shop like a local with Kunststation Kleinsassen and then examine the collection at Deutsches Feuerwehr-Museum Fulda.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fulda trip planner.

Take a train from Kassel to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dillenburg.

Things to do in Fulda

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Dillenburg

— 2 nights
Dillenburg is a town in Hesse's Gießen region in Germany. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Herborn, then don't miss a visit to Wilhelmsturm, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Gruen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dillenburg holiday tool.

You can drive from Fulda to Dillenburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Fulda in October, you will find days in Dillenburg are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cochem.

Things to do in Dillenburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cochem

— 1 day

Pearl of the Mosselle Valley

Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Edelsteinmuseum Cochem, then head outdoors with Mosel Radweg, and then steep yourself in history at Klosterruine Stuben.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cochem online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dillenburg to Cochem takes 2 hours. In October in Cochem, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cochem

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Escape the urban bustle at Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald and Naturwildpark Freisen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior and Roscheider Hof. Step out of Trier to go to Idar-Oberstein and see Schloss Oberstein, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, do a tasting at Weinstube Kesselstatt, and browse the different shops at Trier Galerie.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trier online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cochem to Trier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saarburg.

Things to do in Trier

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Saarburg

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Kanu Saarfari, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Glockengiesserei Mabilon, then get some fabulous bargains at Mettlach Outlet Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Klause Bei Kastel (Landesdenkmal Klause Kastel-Staadt).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saarburg trip planner.

Saarburg is just a stone's throw from Trier. In October, daytime highs in Saarburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Saarburg

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael, take an in-depth tour of Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, then hunt for treasures at Wochenmarkt Offenbach, and finally browse the different shops at Rhein-Galerie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Saarburg to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Speyer.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Speyer

— 1 day
With origins in the days of the Roman Empire and a religious history dating as far back as the 4th century, Speyer has long been known for its role as a hotbed of ecclesiastical reform.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at (Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Sankt Leoner See, and then see the interesting displays at Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Speyer trip itinerary builder tool.

Speyer is just a short distance from Heidelberg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Speyer

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 4 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dom St. Blasien and Oli`s Schnitzstube. Museum-lovers will get to explore German Clock Museum and Dorotheenhutte Wolfach. Get out of town with these interesting Freiburg im Breisgau side-trips: Weingut Schloss Staufenberg (in Durbach), House of Black Forest Clocks (in Hornberg) and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn Freiburg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mundenhof, find something for the whole family at Steinwasen Park, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Speyer to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tubingen.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tubingen

Eternal Student Town

Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at BOXENSTOP Museum, then hike along Echaz-Uferpfad, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkirche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tubingen tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Tubingen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tubingen are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Tubingen

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim and St. George Church will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Margarete Steiff Museum and Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Harburg Castle (in Harburg) and Wildpark Bad Mergentheim (in Bad Mergentheim). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and stop by Altstadt.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Tubingen to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg travel route website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Wurzburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.