33 days in Germany Itinerary

33 days in Germany Itinerary

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33 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  8​h
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cologne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Dresden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Munich
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Alexandria

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin day trip tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hamburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
EscapeDiem ©
EscapeDiem
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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Fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Change things up with a short trip to 66 Minuten in Neuwied (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, contemplate the long history of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin.

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You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cologne in December, expect nights in Trier to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

66 Minuten
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

2
nights
Baden-Baden

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 5th (Sun): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally have fun and explore at Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe. On the next day, do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and then explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden trip itinerary website .

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Wineries Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, and finally make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

4
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Würzburg Residence, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg route planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

4
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, get your game on at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dresden journey planner .

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

5
nights
Munich

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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munich online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dresden to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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