60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip itinerary planner

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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Leipzig
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Dusseldorf
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Heidelberg
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart
— 5 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 6 nights
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Berlin

— 5 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.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and KaufPark Eichefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitte and Mall of Berlin. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Park, &more) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, and engage your brain at German Museum of Technology.

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 15.5-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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Dresden

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

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 Galerie Roter Turm and Center Sachsenallee. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Chemnitz (Kulturkaufhaus Tietz & Markthalle), Rakotzbrucke (in Kromlau) and Schloss Wildeck (in Zschopau). 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Klosterkirche Pirna.

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 · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Leipzig

— 5 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
For shopping fun, head to Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall or ANGER 1 Erfurt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt and Propsteikirche St. Trinitatis. Explore Leipzig's surroundings by going to Wernigerode (BSW - Kulturgruppe Harzquer- und Brockenbahn, Wernigerode & Wernigerode Castle), Rathaus-Center Dessau (in Dessau) and Quedlinburg (Quartier 7 & GutsMuths-Denkmal). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), view the masterpieces at Das Romantikerhaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Platz an der Thomasgasse, and make a trip to Market Square (Markt).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leipzig route planning website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Historische Altstadt and Deutsches Auswandererhaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alster and HafenCity. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Lubeck (Kanzleigebaeude, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more), Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin) and Bremen (Neptunbrunnen, St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and have fun and explore at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Hamburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dusseldorf

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

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: Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral), Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen) 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 2.5 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

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 Hunsrueckhaus. Marksburg and Pfarrkirche Sankt Markus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Romische Langmauer (in Herforst), Pulverturm (in Lahnstein) and Koblenz (Forum Mittelrhein, Munzplatz, &more). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and head outdoors with Abenteuer & Aktivurlaub.

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 · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 5 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mainz Cathedral and Speyer Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heidelberg: Lichtentaler Allee (in Baden-Baden), Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz, Freiburger Münster, &more) and Frankfurt (Iron Bridge, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and explore the historical opulence of Heimburg.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg travel planner.

You can drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
For shopping fun, head to Eble Uhren-Park or seemaxx Outlet Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burg Hohenzollern and Ulmer Münster. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Neu-Ulm (Glacis-Galerie & Edwin-Scharff-Museum), Konstanz (Constance Harbour, Mainau, &more) and Fishermen's Quarter (in Ulm). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Stausee Oberdiegisheim, get engrossed in the history at Weinbaumuseum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and explore the historical opulence of Villa Berg.

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

Take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

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 St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and Altes Rathaus. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Weingut Behringer (in Abtswind), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe (in Wolpertshausen) and Bamberg (Haus mit der schiefen Tur & Bamberg Altstadt). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus (old townhall), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Center.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Munich

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Audi Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Andechs Monastery and Frauenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Spital Brauerei, Cathedral of St Peter's, &more), Starnberger See (in Starnberg) 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 · Neighborhoods

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.
Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Pfarrkirche St. Maria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg and Grand Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berchtesgaden: Penninger First Bavarian Schnapps-Museum (in Hauzenberg), Passau (St. Gertraud Church, Dom St. Stephan, &more) and Hochfelln-Seilbahn (in Bergen). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Treasury and Pilgrimage Musuem, tee off at Audi Golf Course, get some fabulous bargains at Premium Outlets Piding, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 6 nights
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 Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX. 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: don't miss a visit to Ettal Abbey, trek along Ettal Wintersport: Wildfutterung im Grasswangtal, explore the striking landscape at Breitachklamm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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.