30 days in Germany Itinerary

30 days in Germany Itinerary

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30 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Hamburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Großer Tiergarten and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some historical perspective at Frauenkirche and The Dresden Zwinger. Appreciate the collections at Neues Grünes Gewölbe and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Leipzig (St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) & St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, appreciate the history behind Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Monument, contemplate the long history of Sachsisches Standehaus, and step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

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Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Leipzig
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

1
night
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 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berchtesgaden takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephan's Cathedral and Altstadt von Fuessen. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Herrenchiemsee New Palace (in Herreninsel) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munich vacation planning tool .

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
St. Stephan's Cathedral ©
St. Stephan's Cathedral

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Altstadt and Bamberg Altstadt will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Town Walls (in Rothenburg), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Bamberg Cathedral (in Bamberg). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St Peter's, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Regensburg, Bamberg, Würzburg Residence
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porta Nigra and Marksburg Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reichsburg Cochem and Burg Eltz. Go for a jaunt from Trier to Koblenz to see Ehrenbreitstein Fortress about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domstadt (Cathedral City), delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths, and contemplate the long history of Wallmauer.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Trier road trip planner .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Trier in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Trier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Reichsburg Cochem, Eltz Castle, Marksburg
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Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Marksburg ©
Marksburg

6
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.
Visiting Port of Hamburg and Travemunde will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Speicherstadt. Venture out of the city with trips to Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), & more), Deutsches Auswandererhaus (in Bremerhaven) and Historische Altstadt (in Bremen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to Alster, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Trier to Hamburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Historische Altstadt, German Emigration Center, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Highlights from your plan
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
German Emigration Center ©
German Emigration Center
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt

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