60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Louisville
Fly:  16 h
1
Berlin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Leipzig
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Hamburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Dusseldorf
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Stuttgart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Louisville

5
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Mall of Berlinfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitte and Museum fuer Naturkunde. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Park, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, engage your brain at German Museum of Technology, and look for gifts at KaufPark Eiche.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder tool.

Louisville, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, KaufPark Eiche
Highlights from your plan
Mitte ©
Mitte
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

5
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Miniatur - Elbtalbahn. Shop till you drop at Center Sachsenallee and Galerie Roter Turm. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Schloss Wildeck (in Zschopau), Rakotzbrucke (in Kromlau) and Chemnitz (Kulturkaufhaus Tietz & Markthalle). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, examine the collection at Cristalica Kingdom, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden vacation planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chemnitz, Schloss Wildeck, Rakotzbrucke, Miniatur - Elbtalbahn, Museum Bautzen
Highlights from your plan
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Schloss & Park Pillnitz ©
Schloss & Park Pillnitz

5
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Fuerstengruft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall or ANGER 1 Erfurt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leipzig: Wernigerode (BSW - Kulturgruppe Harzquer- und Brockenbahn, Wernigerode & Wernigerode Castle), Quedlinburg (Quartier 7, Altstadt Quedlinburg, &more) and Rathaus-Center Dessau (in Dessau). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Market Square (Markt), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ronneburg, admire the masterpieces at Das Romantikerhaus, and admire the striking features of Hauptbahnhof Leipzig.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leipzig road trip app.

Drive from Dresden to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Erfurt, Jena, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode, Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle

5
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Holstentor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historische Altstadt and CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus & Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost), Bremen (Neptunbrunnen, St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), &more) and Lubeck (Kanzleigebaeude & Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)). There's much more to do: make a trip to Alster, admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Bremerhaven, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Highlights from your plan
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Alster ©
Alster
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)

4
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Old Town and Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Konigsallee and Altstadt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen), Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral) and Phantasialand (in Bruhl). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of MedienHafen, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dusseldorf vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Dusseldorf in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Hauptmarkt. Marksburg and Der Plan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Romische Langmauer (in Herforst), Pfarrkirche Sankt Markus (in Wittlich) and Hunsrueckhaus (in Hilscheid). The adventure continues: join the crowd at Nurburgring, admire the striking features of Pulverturm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, and don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trier attractions tool.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Trier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trier are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Koblenz, Cochem, Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, Eltz Castle, Romische Langmauer
Highlights from your plan
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Speyer Cathedral and Technik Museum Speyer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) and Pharmacy Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heidelberg: Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz, Freiburger Münster, &more), Lichtentaler Allee (in Baden-Baden) and Frankfurt (Iron Bridge, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), take an in-depth tour of Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, and hike along Philosopher’s Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg vacation builder site.

Drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Speyer, Mainz
Highlights from your plan
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer

5
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
For shopping fun, head to Eble Uhren-Park or seemaxx Outlet Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burg Hohenzollern and Hohenentringen Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Konstanz (Constance Harbour, Mainau, &more), Ulm (Ulmer Münster & Fishermen's Quarter) and Neu-Ulm (Glacis-Galerie & Edwin-Scharff-Museum). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Stausee Oberdiegisheim, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Konstanz, Ulm, Neu-Ulm, Stausee Oberdiegisheim, Hohenentringen Castle
Highlights from your plan
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Eble Uhren-Park ©
Eble Uhren-Park
seemaxx Outlet Center ©
seemaxx Outlet Center

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamberg Cathedral and Weingut Behringer. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and Altes Rathaus. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Altes Rathaus (old townhall) (in Ochsenfurt), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe (in Wolpertshausen) and Bamberg (Haus mit der schiefen Tur & Bamberg Altstadt). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Schloss Schwanberg, take a stroll through Altstadt, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg route planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Bamberg, Wurzburg, Altes Rathaus (old townhall), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe, Factory Outlet Center
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

5
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Andechs Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Audi Museum and Frauenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Regensburg (Spital Brauerei, Cathedral of St Peter's, &more) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), admire the striking features of Augsburg Town Hall, and don't miss a visit to Fuggerhauser.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Starnberger See
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

5
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Pfarrkirche St. Maria. Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg and St. Gertraud Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berchtesgaden: Passau (Dom St. Stephan & Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence)), Hochfelln-Seilbahn (in Bergen) and Penninger First Bavarian Schnapps-Museum (in Hauzenberg). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal, tee off at Audi Golf Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Missionshaus hl Kreuz, and trek along Almerlebnisweg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden tour itinerary app.

Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Herreninsel, Passau, Altotting, Straub Naturerlebnis & Event GmbH, Premium Outlets Piding
Highlights from your plan
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan

6
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Ettal Abbey. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Museum of the Bavarian Kings), Golf Course Auf der Gsteig (in Lechbruck) and Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: make a trip to Eibsee, explore the world behind art at Villa Jauss, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, and take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen route planner.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ettal, Lindau, Oberstdorf, Hohenschwangau, Fussen
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Zeppelin Museum ©
Zeppelin Museum

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