60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 5 nights
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Fussen
— 4 nights
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Heidelberg
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 7 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 8 nights
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Lubeck
— 9 nights
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Hamburg
— 7 nights
Fly

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Get some historical perspective at Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture and Ettal Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zeppelin Museum and Schloss Linderhof. Change things up with a short trip to Starnberger See in Starnberg (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eibsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, get outside with Isar-Natur-Erlebnisweg, and hit the slopes at Kolbensattel.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen visit planning site.

Ankara, Turkey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Traveling from Ankara in August, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
nights
Fussen

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fuggerei and Pilgrimage Church of Wies. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Breitachklamm and Fishermen's Quarter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fussen: Ballenhaus (in Schongau), Memmingen (Soldatenturm und Rote Kaserne & Fischerbrunnen) and Augsburg Town Hall (in Augsburg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Katzbrui Muehle, identify plant and animal life at Alte Eibe von Balderschwang, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and head outdoors with Freizeitbad Wonnemar.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fussen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fussen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

4
nights
Heidelberg

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum) and Technik Museum Speyer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Speyer Cathedral and Freiburger Münster will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Stuttgart (Porsche Museum & Mercedes-Benz Museum), Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz & Bachle) and Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank (in Baden-Baden). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg holiday maker tool.

Getting from Fussen to Heidelberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

6
nights
Trier

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get some historical perspective at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and St. Bonifatius. Get some cultural insight at Marksburg and Weingut Zilliken. Change things up with these side-trips from Trier: Cochem (Winzerbrunnen, Reichsburg Cochem, &more), Koblenz (Klausenburg & Deutsches Eck (German Corner)) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Nurburgring, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spee Gruft, pause for some photo ops at Karl-Marx-Statue, and admire the landmark architecture of Kihrstor.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Trier tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Heidelberg to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress Marienberg and St Stephan. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) and Spitalviertel. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke & Würzburg Residence), Stadtkirche St. Georg (in Weikersheim) and Roettingen (Barockes Rathaus & Neuer Hundheimer-Torturm). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, steep yourself in history at Seinsheimer Schloss, admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and examine the collection at Alzheimer Haus.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nuremberg

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Bamberg Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Frauenkirche and Altes Rathaus. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg), Ingolstadt (Ludwigsbrunnen & Audi Museum) and Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nuremberg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Schloss & Park Pillnitz and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Basteigebiet (in Lohmen), Klosterkirche Pirna (in Pirna) and Leipzig (Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Barockschloss Rammenau, appreciate the history behind Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Monument, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planning website.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Berlin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Neues Palais and Museum fuer Naturkunde. Schloss Cecilienhof and Gemaldegalerie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, &more) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, get curious at German Museum of Technology, view the masterpieces at F37, and walk around Treptower Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lubeck.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Lubeck

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marienkirche and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss). Galileo Museum and Archaologisches Freilichtmuseum Gross Raden will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lubeck: Warnemunde (Teepott, Ostseebad Warnemunde, &more), Wismar (Stadtverwaltung - Hansestadt Wismar & Grube) and Die Kunsthalle Rostock (in Rostock). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Travemunde, see the interesting displays at City and Bath Museum (Stadt- und Badermuseum), indulge in some personalized pampering at Ostsee Therme, and look for all kinds of wild species at Schmetterlingspark Fehmarn.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lubeck route planning website.

Drive from Berlin to Lubeck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Lubeck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

7
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Hamburg

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.
CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ and Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost will appeal to museum buffs. Historische Altstadt and Alster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Bremen (Marktplatz, Schnoor Viertel, &more) and Deutsches Auswandererhaus (in Bremerhaven). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of HafenCity, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, go all around town with City Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lubeck to Hamburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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.