33 days in Germany & India Itinerary

33 days in Germany & India Itinerary

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33 days in Germany & India Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg, Germany
Drive:  3​h
1
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
4
Leh, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
End: Nuremberg, Germany


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2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Frauenkirche and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and Pillnitz Castle & Park. Change things up with a short trip to Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Bad Schandau (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, make a trip to Zwinger, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner .

Nuremberg to Dresden is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dresden are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

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
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, take a stroll through Alster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On your second day here, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg attractions planning tool .

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Alster ©
Alster
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deskit Monastery and Hall of Fame. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shanti Stupa and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Hamburg to Leh in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Leh, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra planning website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

2
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, then see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrews Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, see the interesting displays at RRAP Music Museum & Hub, then take some stellar pictures from Nahargarh Fort, then examine the collection at Museum of Gem and Jewellery Federation, and finally identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

3
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Linderhof and Nymphenburg Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Munich in 14.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jaipur to Munich. When traveling from Jaipur in August, plan for little chillier days in Munich, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 11th (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, then steep yourself in history at Dokumentation Obersalzberg, and finally explore the activities along Konigssee.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
Highlights from your plan
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Konigssee ©
Konigssee

1
night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church.

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Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Hohenschwangau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hohenschwangau when traveling from Berchtesgaden in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Schwangau, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

2
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then admire the sheer force of Geroldsauer Wasserfall, then do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinkhalle. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the ancient world of Burg Hohenbaden.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden road trip planner.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Baden-Baden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hohenschwangau in August: highs in Baden-Baden hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier

3
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burg Eltz and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Reichsburg Cochem and Mosel Valley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, wander the streets of Zurlaubener Ufer, get engrossed in the history at Kirche Saint Gangolf, and see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trier vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Trier, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Reichsburg Cochem, Eltz Castle, Mosel Valley
Highlights from your plan
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get a sense of the local culture at Town Walls and Würzburg Residence. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Furstengarten Marienberg, Schloss Veitshöchheim, & more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamberg Cathedral and Bamberg Altstadt. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Altes Rathaus. Step out of Nuremberg to go to Regensburg and see Cathedral of St Peter's, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamberg, Regensburg
Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

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