43 days in Germany Itinerary

43 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 11 nights
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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, don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche, admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden, and see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Dresden is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Dresden, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dresden when traveling from Auckland in May, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Berlin

— 5 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: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

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 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 3 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 8th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Forstbotanischer Garten, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and shop like a local with Hauptmarkt.

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Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Trier, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Baden-Baden

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Baden-Baden to Rust to see Europa-Park about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or 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 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

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 (Falkenhaus, Hofkirche, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baden-Baden in June: highs in Rothenburg hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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 historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Museum Industriekultur, and make a trip to Altstadt.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg online trip maker.

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. June in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Munich

— 11 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, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.