55 days in Germany, Tallinn & Cape Town Itinerary

55 days in Germany, Tallinn & Cape Town Itinerary

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55 days in Germany, Tallinn & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Dresden, Germany
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 14 nights
Fly:  18 h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 12 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Dresden, Germany
— 15 nights
End: Dresden, Germany

14
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jagala Waterfall (in Koogi) and German war cemetary (in Rakvere). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at Tallinn Estonia Cruise Port, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tallinn day trip planning site .

Dresden, Germany to Tallinn is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dresden to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dresden in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Tallinn, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

German war cemetary, Jagala Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Estonia Cruise Port ©
Tallinn Estonia Cruise Port
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

11
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Robertson (Marbrin Olive Growers & Excelsior Wine Estate), West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

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You can fly from Tallinn to Cape Town in 18 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Tallinn in August, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Robertson, West Coast National Park, Chapman's Peak Drive, First South African Perfume Museum
Highlights from your plan
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

12
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, Marienburg Fortress, & more), Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), & more) and Cologne (Museum Ludwig & Kolner Dom). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsauer Wasserfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Frankfurt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cape Town to Frankfurt in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. In August, Frankfurt is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Cologne
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

15
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Berlin (Kampfende Amazone, Berliner Dom, & more) and Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften (in Gorlitz). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip site .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Berlin, Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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