55 days in Germany Itinerary

55 days in Germany Itinerary

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55 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Regensburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
4
Augsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Stuttgart
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Mainz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Trier
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Koblenz
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
11
Cologne
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
12
Dusseldorf
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Bremen
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Hamburg
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Hannover
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
16
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
17
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
18
Weimar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
19
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
20
Potsdam
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
21
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg Altstadt, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip builder .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Nuremberg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Nuremberg. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nuremberg, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bamberg
Highlights from your plan
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Regensburg

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Walhalla has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alte Kapelle, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Walhalla, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St Peter's.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Regensburg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Nuremberg to Regensburg by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Regensburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Walhalla
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Alte Kapelle ©
Alte Kapelle
Walhalla ©
Walhalla

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nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum), Asam Church, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Regensburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
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Augsburg

Augsburg ©
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, Botanischer Garten and Perlach Tower. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, take a stroll through Fuggerei, get a sense of history and politics at Augsburg Town Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Perlach Tower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Augsburg trip simple and quick.

Getting from Munich to Augsburg by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Augsburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Augsburg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Botanischer Garten ©
Botanischer Garten
Augsburg Town Hall ©
Augsburg Town Hall

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nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Neckar Park, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Landesmuseum Wurttemberg. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Market Square (Marktplatz) (in Tubingen) and Burg Hohenzollern (in Hechingen). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Burg Hohenzollern, Market Square (Marktplatz)
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Staatsgalerie ©
Staatsgalerie

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nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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.
You've added Schluchsee, Triberger Waterfall, Martinstor, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Schlossberg, admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, then admire the masterpieces at Augustinermuseum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Martinstor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall and then explore the activities along Schluchsee.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Triberger Waterfall, Schluchsee
Highlights from your plan
Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustinermuseum ©
Augustinermuseum

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nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), then trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, see the interesting displays at German Pharmacy Museum, don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Heiligenberg.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip builder site .

Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Mainz.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan

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Mainz

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ruins Burg Furstenberg, Burg Klopp, Botanischer Garten Mainz, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), steep yourself in history at Die Mainzer Zitadelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral (Dom), then get engrossed in the history at Gutenberg Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Mainz. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Burg Klopp, then explore the ancient world of Ruins Burg Furstenberg, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Stahleck, and finally contemplate the long history of Burg Hohenecken.

Make your Mainz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Heidelberg to Mainz in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Mainz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ruins Burg Furstenberg, Burg Klopp, Burg Stahleck, Burg Hohenecken
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
Botanischer Garten Mainz ©
Botanischer Garten Mainz
Burg Stahleck ©
Burg Stahleck

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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karl Marx House as well as Mosel Valley. On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Amphitheater, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, and finally see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). On your second day here, appreciate the views at Mosel Valley, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths, and finally contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Trier online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mainz to Trier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Koblenz.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Mosel Valley
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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Koblenz

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rheinfels Castle, Basilica of St. Castor and Marksburg Castle. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, step into the grandiose world of Rheinfels Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, and finally don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner). On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Stolzenfels, explore the historical opulence of Marksburg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Castor, and finally contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koblenz trip builder .

Traveling by train from Trier to Koblenz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Koblenz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burg Eltz, Marksburg Castle, Rheinfels Castle, Reichsburg Cochem
Highlights from your plan
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) ©
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)

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Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Agnes, St. Ursula, Praetorium, and other attractions you added. When in Cologne, make a side trip to see Aachen Cathedral (Dom) in Aachen, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kolner Dom, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip website .

You can take a train from Koblenz to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofgarten, Rathaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and other attractions you added. When in Dusseldorf, make a side trip to see Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen in Essen, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, don't miss a visit to Kirche St. Andreas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Konigsallee.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf planning tool .

Dusseldorf is just a stone's throw from Cologne. In September, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
Highlights from your plan
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

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Bremen

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
You've added Martini Kirche, Ubersee-Museum, St. Johann Kirche, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Roland Statue, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Bremen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Johann Kirche, then see the interesting displays at Ubersee-Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Martini Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), admire the landmark architecture of Bremer Rathaus, then get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, then don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, and finally make a trip to Bremer Stadtmusikanten.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bremen trip maker .

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Bremen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthalle Bremen ©
Kunsthalle Bremen
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), St Nikolai Memorial and Reeperbahn. There's much more to do: make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Highlights from your plan
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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Hannover

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kreuzkirche, Sprengel Museum Hannover and Marktkirche. On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche, then explore the activities along Maschsee, and then admire the natural beauty at Herrenhaeuser Garten. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Sprengel Museum Hannover, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kreuzkirche, then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche.

You can plan Hannover trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hannover, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten
The New Town Hall ©
The New Town Hall
Maschsee ©
Maschsee

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You've added The Hauptwache, Messel Pit Fossil Site, St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche), and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and don't miss a visit to Romer.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frankfurt trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Messel Pit Fossil Site
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Vieille Ville, Market Square, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg tour builder site .

Getting from Frankfurt to Wurzburg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Weimar.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

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Weimar

Weimar ©
Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Bauhaus Museum Weimar, stroll around Park an der Ilm, and then step into the grandiose world of Wartburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Goethes Gartenhaus, then contemplate the long history of Goethe National Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Buchenwald Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Weimar travel planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Weimar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wartburg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Goethes Gartenhaus ©
Goethes Gartenhaus
Park an der Ilm ©
Park an der Ilm

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden with an excursion to Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Bad Schandau--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dresden trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Weimar to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Potsdam.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

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Potsdam

Potsdam ©
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
You've added Neue Kammern, Bildergalerie, Marmorpalais, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House), make a trip to Potsdam Friedenskirche, steep yourself in history at Marmorpalais, then admire the masterpieces at Bildergalerie, then explore the historical opulence of Neue Kammern, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, then walk around Sanssouci Park, then walk around Sanssouci Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Neuer Garten.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Potsdam road trip tool .

You can drive from Dresden to Potsdam in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You've added Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berliner Dom, Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Potsdam to Berlin by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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