45 days in Germany Itinerary

45 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany itinerary planner

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Fly to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Drive to Rostock
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Rostock
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 5 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Rostock

— 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Visit Ostseebad Dierhagen and Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Strand Warnemunde and Fahrradverleih BalticBike MV. Explore Rostock's surroundings by going to Sankt Johannes Kirche (in Rerik) and Kuhlungsborn Beach (in Ostseebad Kuhlungsborn). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mollie Steam Train.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rostock online driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Rostock is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rostock is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Rostock at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamburg

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to The Wadden Sea, Germany and Himmelmoor. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Sankt Peter Ording Beach (in Sankt Peter-Ording), Familienlagune Perlebucht (in Busum) and Vareler Wald (in Varel). There's much more to do: make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen.

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You can drive from Rostock to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Muggelsee and Strandbad Wannsee. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, make a trip to East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berlin day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Dresden

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Saxon Switzerland National Park and Rollon - Radtouren. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, and don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 5 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.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Bernstein Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Albrecht Durer's House. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildpark Schloss Tambach (in Weitramsdorf), Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg) and Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, head outdoors with Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg, and steep yourself in history at Schlayerturm.

Before you visit Nuremberg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Altstadt and Fortress Marienberg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Town Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stift Haug, examine the collection at Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, and steep yourself in history at Domschatz Wurzburg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Wurzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trier

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get some cultural insight at Mosel Valley and Domstadt (Cathedral City). Step out of the city life by going to Petrisberg and Krahnenufer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof (in Zell (Mosel)). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trier travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Weingut Schloss Neuweier and Hohenbaden Old Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald. Step out of Baden-Baden to go to Maikammer and see Pfalzer Mandelpfad, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Panoramaweg, do a tasting at Weingut Naegelsfoerst, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Munich

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at English Garden and Heidehaus. Venture out of the city with trips to Hohenschwangau (Alpseebad & Schloss Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, get outside with DAV Kletter- und Boulderzentrum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich travel planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Munich by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.