48 days in Germany Itinerary

48 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Munich
— 5 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 1 night
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Munich to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

1
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Schwangau

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.
On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), and finally contemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip app.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Stuttgart

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: Heidelberg (Schloss Heidelberg & Altstadt (Old Town)) and Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim (in Hessigheim). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and ponder the design of Galateabrunnen.

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Traveling by car from Schwangau to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

5
nights
Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Museum am Dom, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Nuremberg

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Take a break from Nuremberg with a short trip to Stadtkirche Langenzenn in Langenzenn, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Dresden

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 (St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Museum der Bildenden Kunste, &more) and Horch Museum (in Zwickau). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, contemplate the long history of Stallhof, don't miss a visit to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dresden travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Hamburg

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: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg road trip planning website.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Cologne

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 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu-Kirche, make a trip to Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally don't miss a visit to Heumarkt.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cologne tour planning app.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Aachen (Puppenbrunnen, Aachen Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Trier trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 21st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seilbahn Belchen, head outdoors with Ravennaschlucht, explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, then admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, and finally look for gifts at Souvenirshop Schwarzwaldmarie-Freiburg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Trier to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Baden-Baden

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: Frankfurt (Liebieghaus & Stadel Museum). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden online trip builder.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

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.