38 days in Germany Itinerary

38 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route planner

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Munich
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
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Leipzig
— 4 nights
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Hannover
— 3 nights
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Munster
— 1 night
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Bremen
— 2 nights
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Oldenburg
— 2 nights
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Dortmund
— 2 nights
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Dusseldorf
— 1 night
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Bonn
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 5 nights
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Munich

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Munich to Schwangau to see Schloss Neuschwanstein about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel route builder tool.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Munich is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Surabaya to Munich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Surabaya in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Stuttgart

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum Frieder Burda (in Baden-Baden), Rothenburg (Schmiedgasse, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more) and Europa-Park (in Rust). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie, and enjoy some diversion at DAV Kletterzentrum Stuttgart.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart tour website.

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leipzig.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leipzig

— 4 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger, Albertinum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, get outside with Leipziger Auenwald, and admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste.

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Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Leipzig takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. December in Leipzig sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hannover.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hannover

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
When in Hannover, make a side trip to see X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld in Bielefeld, approximately Bielefeld away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall, walk around Eilenriede - Park, don't miss a visit to Welfenschloss, and admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hannover road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Hannover takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Munster.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Munster

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Muhlenteich and then get your game on at Abenteuer Labyrinth.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munster online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hannover to Munster in 1.5 hours. December in Munster sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Munster

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bremen

— 2 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Ubersee-Museum, stop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Focke-Museum, walk around Burgerpark, make a trip to Bottcherstrasse, then get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, and finally make a trip to Marktplatz.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bremen online tour planner.

You can drive from Munster to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Oldenburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Oldenburg

— 2 nights
Oldenburg or simply Oldenburg is an independent city in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, identify plant and animal life at The Wadden Sea, Germany, and then get a new perspective on nature at Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vareler Windmuhle, then tee off at Golf in Hude, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Firminuskirche, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oldenburg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bremen to Oldenburg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oldenburg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dortmund.

Things to do in Oldenburg

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dortmund

— 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Phonix West, browse the collection at Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund, then get outside with Kletterhalle Bergwerk, and finally stop by Weinhaus Dortmund. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Kokerei Hansa, admire the landmark architecture of Das Alte Hafenamt, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally putt your heart out at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dortmund travel website.

Traveling by car from Oldenburg to Dortmund takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dortmund, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Dortmund

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Shopping

Dusseldorf

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 26th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, then putt your heart out at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, then get your game on at LaserZone LaserTag, and finally see the interesting displays at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dusseldorf trip planner.

Drive from Dortmund to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Bonn

— 4 nights

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trier (Municipal Library Treasury (Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek), Saint Gangolf's Church, &more). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and examine the collection at Arithmeum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bonn vacation app.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Bonn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bonn sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Take a break from Cologne with a short trip to Aachen Cathedral in Aachen, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, enjoy some diversion at Stuntwerk, and don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle.

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Traveling by car from Bonn to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frankfurt

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, make a trip to Romer, and see the interesting displays at Ernst May Haus & Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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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.