45 days in Germany Itinerary

45 days in Germany Itinerary

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Rothenburg
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Lubeck
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Leipzig
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Passau
— 4 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 5 nights
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Munich
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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Do your shopping at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and Wertheim Village. Get some cultural insight at Altes Rathaus and Town Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Nuremberg (Hauptmarkt, Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, &more), Wurzburg (maennERsache & Würzburg Residence) and Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, and wander the streets of Altstadt.

Plan my day in Rothenburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kansas City, USA to Rothenburg is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Rothenburg. In August, Rothenburg is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
German Christmas Museum ©
German Christmas Museum
Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof

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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Markthalle, mix with locals at Der Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt, then buy something for everyone on your list at Outletcity Metzingen, and finally examine the collection at Porsche Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, attend a local event at Baroque Christmas Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Konigstrasse, and finally look for gifts at Merz & Benzing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Shopping · Events · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Outletcity Metzingen ©
Outletcity Metzingen
Konigstrasse ©
Konigstrasse
Markthalle ©
Markthalle

3
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Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hauptmarkt and Saarburg Waterfall. Get some cultural insight at Reichsburg Cochem and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Prinzenkopfturm (in Alf), Europa Galerie (in Saarbrucken) and Zweibrucken Fashion Outlet (in Zweibruecken). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, do a tasting at Weingut Eduard Kroth, and browse the different shops at Trier Galerie.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lubeck.

Things to do in Trier

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Zweibrucken Fashion Outlet ©
Zweibrucken Fashion Outlet

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Lubeck

Lubeck ©

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marienkirche and St. Petri Kirche. Do your shopping at Jungfernstieg and Rotter Glas - Crystal since 1870. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubeck: Holtenauer Strasse (in Kiel), Hamburg (Alter Elbtunnel & Speicherstadt) and Kunstwerk Carlshutte (in Budelsdorf). The adventure continues: get outside with Travemunde, take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), explore the historical opulence of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lubecker Weihnachtsmarkt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lubeck trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Trier to Lubeck takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Marienkirche ©
Marienkirche
Jungfernstieg ©
Jungfernstieg

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Berlin

Berlin ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus. Bebelplatz and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Designer Outlet Berlin in Wustermark, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus, don't miss a visit to Friedrichstrasse, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, and take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam).

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Traveling by car from Lubeck to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

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Die Hackeschen Hoefe ©
Die Hackeschen Hoefe
Rausch Schokoladenhaus ©
Rausch Schokoladenhaus
Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus ©
Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus

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Leipzig

Leipzig ©

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt Quedlinburg and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). For shopping fun, head to Hoefe am Bruehl or Hauptbahnhof Leipzig. Venture out of the city with trips to Liszt Haus (in Weimar), Wenigemarkt (in Erfurt) and Plauen (Plauen Park & Schaustickerei). There's still lots to do: stroll around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, look for gifts at Secret Closet, browse the different shops at Nova Eventis, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leipzig online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Leipzig sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz ©
Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz

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Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some cultural insight at Koenigstein Fortress and Dom zu Meissen. Shop till you drop at Altmarkt Galerie Dresden and Ullmann's Laden. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau) and Albrechtsburg Castle (in Meissen). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Katholische Hofkirche, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, and stop by CAMONDAS Schokoladenkontor am Schloss Dresden.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden holiday builder tool.

Getting from Leipzig to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Passau.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Albrechtsburg Castle ©
Albrechtsburg Castle
Koenigstein Fortress ©
Koenigstein Fortress

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Passau

Passau ©

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Head to Modehaus Garhammer and Drubba Clock & Giftsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Passau: Dreisesselberg (in Neureichenau), Neuschonau (Baumwipfelpfad Bavarian Forest & Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen) and Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Stephan, cool off at Europa Therme Bad Fussing, and take an in-depth tour of Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Passau day trip planning app.

Getting from Dresden to Passau by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) ©
Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Alpspitz. Escape the urban bustle at Eibsee and Zugspitze. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Fussen Feuerhaus, &more), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schoenegger Kaese Alm (in Rottenbuch). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Hilf-Kirche, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ferchensee Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Passau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Eibsee ©
Eibsee

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Munich

Munich ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fuggerei and Ingo Maurer Showroom. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Asamkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellandris Garten-Center Rosenheim (in Rosenheim), Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten (in Glonn) and Prien am Chiemsee (Rosso Stefania Belliardo Mode Schuhe & Servus. Heimat Am Chiemsee). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Strandbad St. Alban, take a stroll around Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig), stop by Funf Hofe (Five Courts), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten ©
Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten

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