40 days in Germany Itinerary

40 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Kassel
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt
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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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip website.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major aiports are Memmingen Allgau Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Nuremberg

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Regensburg (Brueckturm Museum, Old Stone Bridge, &more) and Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg Altstadt, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, browse the exhibits of Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, and steep yourself in history at Fortress Marienberg.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wurzburg online route planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Konstanz (Sankt Stephan Kirche & Mainau) and Ulm (Die Valentinskapelle, Ulmer Münster, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, explore the galleries of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and appreciate the history behind Jubilaeumssaule.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, then see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad, and then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip planning site.

Getting from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Baths · Spas · Nature

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), don't miss a visit to Hauptmarkt, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, then get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, then admire the landmark architecture of Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cologne

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Cologne trip planner.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kassel

— 2 nights

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Steinhofer Wasserfall, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Wilhelmshohe, appreciate the history behind Hercules Monument, then walk around Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, and finally don't miss a visit to Wasserkuenste. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Lowenburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Orangerie, then contemplate the waterfront views at Edersee, and finally get outside with Fritzlar.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kassel trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Kassel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kassel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Kassel

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamburg

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then don't miss a visit to Townhall. On the next day, stroll around Planten un Blomen, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Kassel to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Berlin

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to East Side Gallery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip site.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Leipzig (Universitatskirche, St. Thomas Church, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the striking features of Oberlandesgericht Dresden, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dresden holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Frankfurt

— 7 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marksburg (in Braubach), Kloster Allerheiligenberg (in Lahnstein) and Rheinfels Castle (in Sankt Goar). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, examine the collection at Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, and pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal).

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip maker app.

Fly from Dresden to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.