60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner

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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Rostock
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Wurzburg
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 4 nights
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Dresden

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Bad Schandau, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, take in the waterfront at Elbufer, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Dresden is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Dresden due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get little chillier in Dresden: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin journey planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Rostock

— 5 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aussichtsturm auf dem Joernberg (in Krakow am See), Die Gristower Kirche (in Gristow) and Nationalpark Jasmund Konigsstuhl (in Sassnitz). Spend the 12th (Mon) on a tasty journey with Friends of Dave Tours. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Darsser. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kloster Dobbertin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Johannes Kirche, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuhle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rostock online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rostock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rostock are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Hamburg

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Hannover (Tauchschule Blue Water & Herrenhauser Garten), St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) (in Bremen) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Drive from Rostock to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Cologne

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domschatzkammer, then admire the natural beauty at Forstbotanischer Garten, then contemplate the long history of Schumannhaus, and finally learn about winemaking at Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoss.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Trier

— 5 nights

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: Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Prinzenkopfturm (in Alf). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Schinkenweg (in Hoechenschwand), Rotteln Castle (in Lorrach) and Stadtpark (in Lahr). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Trier to Freiburg im Breisgau in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant & Schloss Heidelberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Der Katz'sche Garten, head outdoors with Goenneranlage, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Das Plonlein, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Marienberg, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Wurzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Step out of Nuremberg to go to Spalt and see Barfusspfad, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg journey maker tool.

Drive from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Schwangau

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Schwangau visit planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Schwangau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Berchtesgaden

— 4 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Get out of town with these interesting Berchtesgaden side-trips: Moor - Erlebnis Pfad (in Inzell) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ruhpolding). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Agidikirche, take in the pleasant sights at Soleleitungsweg, and explore the activities along Konigssee.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Berchtesgaden using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.