31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, wander the streets of Reeperbahn, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg road trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Hamburg hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, steep yourself in history at Stallhof, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary app.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shrine of the Three Kings, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, then ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Trier trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Vierroehrenbrunnen, Alte Mainbruecke, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Munich

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.