59 days in Germany Itinerary

59 days in Germany Itinerary

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Friedrichshafen
— 6 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
Fly
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Wurzburg
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
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Friedrichshafen

— 6 nights
Reborn after World War II, the town of Friedrichshafen along the shores of Lake Constance feels deeply connected to its natural environment.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friedrichshafen: Konstanz (salt'z - die SalzOase am Bodensee, Mainau, &more), Archaeologischer Moorlehrpfad (in Bad Buchau) and Lindau (Munster Unserer Lieben Frau & Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Werdensteiner Moosrundwanderweg, admire the landmark architecture of St. Petrus und Paulus Steinhausen, look for all kinds of wild species at Eriskircher Ried Naturschutzgebiet, and make a trip to Fensterladen bemalt von Horst Kordes - Hunderwasserschuler.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Friedrichshafen sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Friedrichshafen. August in Friedrichshafen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Friedrichshafen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stadtpark (in Lahr), Muhlenmuseum Frickmuhle (in Muellheim) and Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen (in Rheinhausen). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Josefs-Kapelle, take an in-depth tour of Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, and steep yourself in history at Freiburger Münster.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Friedrichshafen to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Grosser Hohlohsee (in Gernsbach) and Horbachpark (in Ettlingen). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, and walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden road trip planning website.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior (in Hermeskeil). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Trier route planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Cologne

— 1 night

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 (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Dresden

— 5 nights

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: Weimar (Goethe National Museum & Schillers Wohnhaus). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cologne to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hamburg

— 4 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

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Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Stuttgart

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm), Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Freizeitpark Traumland (in Sonnenbuehl). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, get engrossed in the history at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hoerschbachwasserfalle.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Stuttgart attractions planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Stuttgart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Altstadt, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, admire the striking features of Rathaus Wuerzburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, and steep yourself in history at Frankoniabrunnen.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Take a break from Nuremberg with a short trip to Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, examine the collection at Toy Museum, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich holiday planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 4 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), St. Michaels-Basilika (in Altenstadt) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, explore the activities along Walchensee, see the interesting displays at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten, and hike along Hollentalklamm.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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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.