32 days in Germany Itinerary

32 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly:  14 h
1
Heidelberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Berchtesgaden
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Hamburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Denver

3
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Trier (St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), Porta Nigra, &more), Frankfurt (Romer & Main Tower) and Stuttgart (Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Philosopher’s Walk, stop by Altstadt (Old Town), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg travel route planning tool.

Denver, USA to Heidelberg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in May, Heidelberg is much hotter at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trier, Stuttgart, Frankfurt
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, thensee the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally make a trip to Das Plonlein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fortress Marienberg, thentake in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, thenexplore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally steep yourself in history at Kavaliersbau (Townhall).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, Rothenburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Kavaliersbau (Townhall)
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Das Plonlein ©
Das Plonlein
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Andechs Monastery and Altstadt von Fuessen. Take a break from the city and head to Eibsee and Zugspitze. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Krippkirche St. Nikolaus (in Fussen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fussen, Eibsee, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Andechs Monastery, Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

4
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Escape the urban bustle at Almerlebnisweg and Konigssee. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg and Fama Fountain. Explore Berchtesgaden's surroundings by going to Herreninsel (Grand Canal & Herrenchiemsee New Palace), Dom St. Stephan (in Passau) and Pullman City (in Eging am See). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and get great views at The Eagle's Nest.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden online road trip planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Herreninsel, Spas, Dom St. Stephan, Almerlebnisweg, Pullman City
Highlights from your plan
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Spas
Konigssee ©
Konigssee

4
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Augsburg Town Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Stone Bridge), Ulmer Münster (in Ulm) and Augsburg (Fuggerhauser & Fuggerei). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and make a trip to Altstadt.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning website.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Nuremberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Regensburg, Augsburg, New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), Ludwigsbrunnen, Ulmer Münster
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Old Stone Bridge ©
Old Stone Bridge

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basteigebiet and Lichtenhainer Wasserfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Leipzig (St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Zoo Leipzig, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dresden online travel route planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Basteigebiet, Lichtenhainer Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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 find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Berlin Central Station, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Historisches Museum, don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, and pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Beer Tastings & Tours
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alster and Historische Altstadt. Get in touch with nature at Travemunde and Port of Hamburg. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), Schnoor Viertel, &more), Schwerin (Siegessaule, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), &more) and Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through HafenCity, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, don't miss a visit to Townhall, and take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers.

You can plan Hamburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Schwerin
Highlights from your plan
Alster ©
Alster
Travemunde ©
Travemunde
HafenCity ©
HafenCity

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