41 days in Germany Itinerary

41 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany itinerary planner

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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg
— 3 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
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Winterberg
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
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Stuttgart

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart tour itinerary planning website.

Baden-Baden to Stuttgart is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Baden-Baden in February, expect nights in Stuttgart to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, and contemplate the long history of Frankoniabrunnen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg day trip app.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Schwangau

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then examine the collection at Museum der Stadt Fussen, and finally explore the activities along Schwansee.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwangau tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Schwangau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Schwangau are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and make a trip to Altstadt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Berlin

— 6 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary maker app.

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 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), Bremer Rathaus, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, stroll around Planten un Blomen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Winterberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Winterberg

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift, then hit the slopes at Hochsauerlandkreis, and then hit the slopes at Sahnehang. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Snow World.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Winterberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Winterberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Winterberg

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Cologne

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Kolner Frauengeschichtsverein, don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, then make a trip to Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Georg Kirche.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cologne road trip planning app.

Drive from Winterberg to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then appreciate the history behind Saint George's Fountain, and finally appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trier road trip app.

Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Baden-Baden

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baden-Baden: Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern), Volante (in Kirchzarten) and Frankfurt (Liebieghaus & Stadel Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, and stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Trier, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Baden-Baden, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.