60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Paderborn
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Trier
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Stuttgart
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Dresden
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Berlin
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rostock
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Paderborn

5
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marksburg and Kihrstor. Explore hidden gems such as Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Densborner Wassermuhle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Pfarrkirche St. Clemens (in Mayen), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Cochem (Reichsburg Cochem & Winzerbrunnen). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Naturerlebnisbad Einruhr, contemplate the long history of German War Bunker B-Werk, deepen your knowledge of military history at Spitzbunker Neunkirchen, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Trier road trip planning website.

Paderborn to Trier is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cochem, Hunsrueckhaus, Naturerlebnisbad Einruhr, Villa Otrang, Marksburg
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Mainz Cathedral and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum) and Technik Museum Speyer. Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Freiburg im Breisgau (Bachle, Freiburger Münster, &more), Gutenberg Museum (in Mainz) and Stadtmuseum am Markt (in Wiesbaden). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Speyer Cathedral, trek along Philosopher’s Walk, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anna-Kirche.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg day trip website.

Drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Frankfurt, Mainz, Speyer, Stadtmuseum am Markt
Highlights from your plan
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral

6
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Burg Hohenzollern and Fuggerei. Get in touch with nature at Stausee Oberdiegisheim and Mainau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Georgenaum (in Calw), Ikonen Museum Schloss Autenried (in Ichenhausen) and Tubingen (Nie wieder schweigen - Dauerausstellung & Neptunbrunnen). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Augsburg Town Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche St. Dionysius, pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelische Stadtkirche Tuttlingen, and contemplate the long history of Burgruine Hofen.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Heidelberg in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Stuttgart, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ulm, Augsburg, Tubingen, Georgenaum, Stausee Oberdiegisheim
Highlights from your plan
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Starnberger See. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Richard-Strauss-Institut. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau), Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Villa Jauss, identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and admire the striking features of Andechs Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa Jauss, Antike Romervilla, Andechs Monastery, Schloss Linderhof, Starnberger See
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Zeppelin Museum ©
Zeppelin Museum

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Marienberg and St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Das Plonlein and Taubenturm mit Bollwerk. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche (in Kitzingen), Iphofen (Mittagsturm & Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Alte Mainbruecke). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seinsheimer Schloss, admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take a stroll through Altstadt, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip maker website.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Iphofen, Ochsenfurt, Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche, Seinsheimer Schloss
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Audi Museum and Altes Rathaus. Pinakothek der Moderne and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau), Ingolstadt (Ludwigsbrunnen & WestPark Shoppingcenter) and Pfarrkirche St. Georg (in Freising). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Regensburg, Bamberg, Munich, Ingolstadt, Playmobil-FunPark
Highlights from your plan
Audi Museum
Audi Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

7
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Basteigebiet. Visit St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Stadtkirche St. Marien for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Hohnstein Castle (in Hohnstein), Leipzig (Market Square (Markt), Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, &more) and Pressnitztalbahn (in Joehstadt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Dresden sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Basteigebiet, Stadtkirche St. Marien, Flugwelt Altenburg Nobitz, Hohnstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Cristalica Kingdom ©
Cristalica Kingdom

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mitte and Neues Palais. Discover out-of-the-way places like THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin and Schloss Cecilienhof. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See (in Frankfurt (Oder)), Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens, Sanssouci Palace, &more) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, steep yourself in history at Das Slawendorf, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Potsdam, Das Slawendorf, Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Schloss Boitzenburg
Highlights from your plan
Mitte ©
Mitte
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

7
nights
Rostock

Rostock ©
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Leuchtturm and Edvard Munch House will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kuhlungsborn Beach and Binzer Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rostock: St. Marien (in Greifswald), Prora (Galileo Wissenswelt Rugen, KulturKunststatt Prora, &more) and Stralsund (Halbinsel Devin, Ozeaneum Stralsund, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde, examine the collection at Sassnitzer Fischerei und Hafenmuseum, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Otus, and pause for some photo ops at Skulptur "Lotsenehrung".

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rostock trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rostock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Prora, Stralsund, Sassnitz, Peenemunde, Leuchtturm
Highlights from your plan
Kuhlungsborn Beach ©
Kuhlungsborn Beach
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Binzer Strand ©
Binzer Strand

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Travemunde and Strand Duhnen. Kids will enjoy International Maritime Museum and Deutsches Auswandererhaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Lubeck (Marchenwald, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more), Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland (in Worpswede) and Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost (in Bremerhaven). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Erotic Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Harbor Piers, and examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Strand Duhnen, Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland
Highlights from your plan
Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum

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