31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany vacation planner

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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg

— 2 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: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg tour builder website.

Madrid, Spain to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Hamburg to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Berlin

— 4 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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation site.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and take in the waterfront at Elbufer.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden road trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Wurzburg

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Schmiedgasse, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, take an in-depth tour of Museum fur Franken, and snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Dresden in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wurzburg, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 3 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 world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and walk around Schwabach Stadtpark.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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, get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich online route builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Schwangau

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg, then head outdoors with Hopfensee, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Schwangau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 much more to do: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, and steep yourself in history at Trinkhalle.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Baden-Baden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, Baden-Baden is a bit warmer than Schwangau - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
When in Trier, make a side trip to see Firebird Skydiving in Bitburg, approximately Bitburg away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip planning tool.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Trier are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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 31st (Sat): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cologne sightseeing planner.

Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.