60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 1 night
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 6 nights
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Stuttgart
— 5 nights
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Wurzburg
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 6 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 6 nights
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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 1st (Wed): stroll around Rheinaue, then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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Exeter, UK to Cologne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trier

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Take a break from Trier with a short trip to Mosel Valley in Bernkastel-Kues, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg.

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You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Trier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Baden-Baden

— 6 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: Buchkopfturm Oppenau (in Oppenau), Gernsbach (Grosser Hohlohsee & Hohlohturm) and Europa-Park (in Rust). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Stuttgart

— 5 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Heidelberg (Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche) & Schloss Heidelberg), Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm) and Konstanz (Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal & Mainau). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freilichtmuseum Heuneburg -Keltenstadt Pyrene, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and examine the collection at Porsche Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Rodertor, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, steep yourself in history at Frankoniabrunnen, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral.

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You can drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg), Bayreuth (Richard Wagner Museum, New Castle, &more) and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

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Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the activities along Alpseebad, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Schwangau trip planning site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Schwangau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moor - Erlebnis Pfad (in Inzell), Freizeitpark Ruhpolding (in Ruhpolding) and Strandbad Seeon (in Seeon). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, hike along Der Carl von Linde Weg, take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Berchtesgaden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) (in Leipzig), Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau) and Weimar (Goethe National Museum & Goethes Gartenhaus). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dresden online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and meet the residents at Zoo Berlin.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online vacation planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Schlosskirche (in Varel), Rosarium Wilhelmshaven (in Wilhelmshaven) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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.