60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Darmstadt
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Darmstadt
— 2 nights
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Karlsruhe
— 4 nights
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Saarbrucken
— 5 nights
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Wiesbaden
— 4 nights
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Erfurt
— 4 nights
Train
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Halle (Saale)
— 3 nights
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Magdeburg
— 3 nights
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Braunschweig
— 3 nights
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Munster
— 2 nights
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Kiel
— 3 nights
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Oranienburg
— 1 night
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Rathenow
— 2 nights
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Dessau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chemnitz
— 3 nights
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Bayreuth
— 3 nights
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Bamberg
— 4 nights
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Lindau
— 2 nights
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Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
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Augsburg
— 5 nights
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Darmstadt

— 2 nights

City of Science

Suffering greatly during the destruction of the Second World War, Darmstadt has emerged in the last half-century as one of Germany’s leading centers for technology and innovation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heidelberg (Philosopher’s Walk & Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)), Mannheim (Mannheimer Wasserturm & Luisenpark) and Katzinett - Katzenmuseum Ludwigshafen - Cat Museum (in Ludwigshafen). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Messel Pit Fossil Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche Hl. Maria Magdalena, get a sense of history and politics at Historisches Rathaus, and make a trip to Dom zu Worms.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darmstadt online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Darmstadt is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Darmstadt, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Darmstadt

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Karlsruhe

— 4 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karlsruhe: Europa-Park (in Rust), Stuttgart (Porsche Museum, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more) and Baden-Baden (Lichtentaler Allee, Weingut Schloss Neuweier, &more). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg and don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe sightseeing planner.

Drive from Darmstadt to Karlsruhe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Darmstadt in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Karlsruhe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saarbrucken.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Theme Parks · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Saarbrucken

— 5 nights
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Explore Saarbrucken's surroundings by going to Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Schloss Heidelberg), Europa-Park (in Rust) and Trier (Park Nells Landchen, Petrisberg, &more). The adventure continues: try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Arnual, and walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saarbrucken tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Saarbrucken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karlsruhe in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saarbrucken, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Wiesbaden

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Rhine

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wiesbaden: Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). Next up on the itinerary: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), don't miss a visit to Schiefes Haus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wiesbaden itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Saarbrucken to Wiesbaden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Wiesbaden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Erfurt.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Wineries · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Erfurt

— 4 nights

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Erfurt side-trips: Fulda (Erlebniswelt-Blockflote, Benediktinerinnenabtei zur Hl. Maria, &more) and Weimar (Schillers Wohnhaus, Goethes Gartenhaus, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kramerbruecke, examine the collection at Gedenk- Und Bildungsstatte Andreasstrasse, enjoy some diversion at Nordwand Klettern, and pause for some serene contemplation at Erfurt Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Erfurt road trip planner.

You can drive from Wiesbaden to Erfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Halle (Saale)

— 3 nights
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Venture out of the city with trips to FilmBurg Querfurt (in Querfurt), Erlebniszentrum Bergbau Rohrigschacht Wettelrode (in Sangerhausen) and Naumburg (Wenzelsturm & Weingut Hey). The adventure continues: make a trip to Roter Turm und Hausmanns Turme, examine the collection at Kunstverein Talstrasse e.V., admire the masterpieces at Heinrich-Schutz Haus, and stroll the grounds of Stadtgottesacker.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Halle (Saale) trip planner.

Getting from Erfurt to Halle (Saale) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Halle (Saale) when traveling from Erfurt in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Magdeburg.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Magdeburg

— 3 nights

Cathedral City

Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Magdeburg: Quedlinburg (Altstadt, Marktkirche St. Benedikti, &more), The Devil's Wall (in Blankenburg) and St Cyriakus (in Gernrode). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Aussichtsturm - Stadtpark Rotehorn, admire the landmark architecture of Gruene Zitadelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Gruson Gewaechshaeuser, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Magdeburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Halle (Saale) to Magdeburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Braunschweig.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Braunschweig

— 3 nights
Steeped in centuries-long history, Braunschweig remains a fine example of a German medieval town in the region of Lower Saxony.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braunschweig: Raven Crag (Rabenklippe) (in Bad Harzburg), Autostadt (in Wolfsburg) and WeltWald Harz (in Bad Grund). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schul- und Burgergarten Doweseeweg, make a trip to Veltheimsches Haus, see the interesting displays at Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, and get outside with Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universitat Braunschweig.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Braunschweig tour planner.

Traveling by car from Magdeburg to Braunschweig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Braunschweig can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munster.

Things to do in Braunschweig

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Munster

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get outside with Ellerndorfer Wacholderheide and then stroll around Muhlenteich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Deutsches Panzermuseum, see the interesting displays at Hösseringen Museum Village, then learn about all things military at Erinnerungsstatte Luftbrucke Berlin, and finally don't miss a visit to Klosters Ebstorf.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munster day trip planning app.

You can drive from Braunschweig to Munster in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiel.

Things to do in Munster

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiel

— 3 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Explore Kiel's surroundings by going to Parkgolf-Anlage (in Scharbeutz), Niendorfer Hafen (in Timmendorfer Strand) and Lubeck (Gothmund, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adelige Kloster, identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, and explore the activities along Great Ploen Lake.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiel online road trip planner.

You can drive from Munster to Kiel in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kiel are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oranienburg.

Things to do in Kiel

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oranienburg

— 1 night
Oranienburg is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dorfkirche Stolpe, then get a new perspective on nature at Barnim Panorama, and then browse the exhibits of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oranienburg trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kiel to Oranienburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kiel in June, expect nights in Oranienburg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rathenow.

Things to do in Oranienburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rathenow

— 2 nights
Rathenow is a town in the district of Havelland in Brandenburg, Germany, with a population of 26,433 (2007).OverviewThe Protestant church of St. On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Marktplatz, don't miss a visit to Stadtmauer, then engage your brain at Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marienberg. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Take Off Fallschirmsport, don't miss a visit to Tangermunder Tor, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Tangermunde.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rathenow trip maker.

Getting from Oranienburg to Rathenow by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rathenow are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Dessau.

Things to do in Rathenow

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Dessau

— 3 nights
Dessau is a town and former municipality in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dessau: Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens, Sanssouci Palace, &more) and Wittenberg (Luther 1517, Cranach-Stiftung, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Luisium, stroll around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, and get outside with Irrgarten Altjessnitz.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dessau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rathenow to Dessau takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dessau are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chemnitz.

Things to do in Dessau

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chemnitz

— 3 nights
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chemnitz: Neue Landschaft Ronneburg (in Ronneburg), August Horch Museum (in Zwickau) and St. Nikolaikirche Aue (in Aue). There's much more to do: stroll around Kuchwaldpark, step into the grandiose world of Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, don't miss a visit to Museum fur Nummernschilder, Verkehrs- und Zulassungsgeschichte, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Amerika Tierpark.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chemnitz trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dessau to Chemnitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dessau in June since evenings lows in Chemnitz dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayreuth.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bayreuth

— 3 nights
One of Germany’s most prolific centers for the arts, Bayreuth today offers a rich mixture of history, both physical and cultural.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayreuth: Wildgehege Hufeisen (in Pegnitz), Alte Pfarrkirche (in Altenstadt) and Historischer Kurpark (in Bad Elster). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at New Castle, examine the collection at Franz Liszt Museum, admire the natural beauty at Okologisch-Botanischer Garten, and don't miss a visit to Schloss Fantaisie.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayreuth journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chemnitz to Bayreuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bamberg.

Things to do in Bayreuth

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg

— 4 nights

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Romantische Strasse, &more) and Weimar (Goethe National Museum & Schillers Wohnhaus). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bamberg online route planner.

Getting from Bayreuth to Bamberg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Bamberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lindau.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lindau

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Skulpturenweg Maierhoefen and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): have fun at Альпенфрайбад Alpenfreibad Scheidegg, tee off at Golfplatz Oberstaufen-Steibis, and then admire the landmark architecture of Katholische Pfarrkirche Sankt Georg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lindau trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bamberg to Lindau by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Lindau

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 23rd (Sun), head outdoors with Poellat Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein.

Planning Hohenschwangau trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lindau to Hohenschwangau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lindau in June, Hohenschwangau is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Augsburg.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Augsburg

— 5 nights

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Augsburg: Rothenburg (Die Rossmuhle, Spital Bastion, &more) and LEGOLAND Deutschland (in Gunzburg). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Augsburg Town Hall, wander the streets of Fuggerei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), and steep yourself in history at Furstbischofliche Residenz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Augsburg trip planner.

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Augsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Augsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

Brandenburg travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Castles
Both a historical region and modern federal state, Brandenburg was once the heart of Prussia. It surrounds but does not officially include the national capital, Berlin. Best known for its wealth of natural attractions, Brandenburg contains three World Heritage-listed biosphere reserves and 11 protected nature parks. A sprawling national park spreads all the way across the border with Poland. The region's pristine natural environments are protected by the nation's strict natural protection policies, which began in the 1990s. An extensive network of park rangers lead tours through the various environments and ensure continued conservation. Be sure to explore the state capital's lavish royal palaces and gardens. Extend your itinerary outside the urban centers if you'd like to enjoy the numerous bike trails, golf courses, canoeing tours, and boat trips.

Swabia travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Castles · Landmarks
Swabia is much more than a geographic location with no distinct borders in the southwestern part of the country. This area features a distinct cultural, historic, and linguistic heritage. Though its borders may not be clearly defined, the region's sense of self-identity is quite pronounced. The majority of Swabians speak a dialect quite distinct from standard German. Swabia is the land of 2,500 caves. A sprawling biosphere preserve shelters a wide range of native wildlife: everything from owls and falcons to numerous species of butterflies and grasshoppers. The region is crisscrossed with countless scenic sightseeing routes. Make this part of your itinerary in order to admire medieval towns and picturesque castles, as well as some of the country's finest beer breweries.