30 days in Germany Itinerary

30 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany tour planner

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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
Train
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Trier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg online journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nuremberg. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dresden

— 4 nights

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: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden holiday planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Dresden sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Berlin

— 5 nights

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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin day trip planning tool.

You can 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 (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 3 nights

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Cologne

— 1 night

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 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Trier

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Trier trip builder website.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Trier are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums

Baden-Baden

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Baden-Baden to go to Rust and see Europa-Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, don't miss a visit to Wasserkunstanlage Paradies, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks · Spas · Baths · Casinos

Side Trip

Stuttgart

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Porsche Museum, walk around Neckar Park, then explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip tool.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

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 (Falkenhaus, Fortress Marienberg, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rothenburg trip simple and quick.

Getting from Stuttgart to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Munich

— 4 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich road trip app.

Getting from Rothenburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.