31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route planner

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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Rostock
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Weimar
— 1 night
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Hamburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Alster and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Reeperbahn, then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg road trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Hamburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Hamburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, things will get slightly colder in Hamburg: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rostock.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Rostock

— 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Warnemunde, don't miss a visit to Warnemunde Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde, then get to know the fascinating history of Rostock City Wall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Marien Kirche. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Alter Strom, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Warnemunde Church, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunstmuhle.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rostock trip app.

Getting from Hamburg to Rostock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rostock, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday planner.

You can drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Albertinum and Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Weimar.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Weimar

— 1 night

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Schillers Wohnhaus, take an in-depth tour of Buchenwald Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Goethe National Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Weimar sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Weimar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Weimar, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett and Stadtmuseum Simeonstift. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reichsburg Cochem and Marksburg. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz) and Turm Museum (in Oberwesel). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), ponder the design of Herkulesbrunnen, delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, and admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Trier vacation planner.

You can drive from Weimar to Trier in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Trier, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Heidelberg and Museum Frieder Burda. Change things up with a short trip to Altstadt (Old Town) in Heidelberg (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the awesome beauty at Merkur.

Plan my day in Baden-Baden using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Wineries · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Marienberg and Würzburg Residence. Museum-lovers will appreciate Reichsstadtmuseum and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Neumuenster, &more) and Ulmer Münster (in Ulm). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Toy Museum. Visit Bamberg Altstadt and St. Sebaldus Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Munich Residenz. Visit Nymphenburg Palace and Dom St. Stephan for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at BMW Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.