60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 3 nights
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Reutlingen
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 7 nights
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Nuremberg
— 7 nights
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Munich
— 7 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
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Zwiesel
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 7 nights
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Berlin
— 8 nights
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Hamburg
— 6 nights
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Norden
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Spas (in Mainz), Wildfreigehege Wildenburg (in Kempfeld) and Horlachgraben (in Ruesselsheim). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Weilbacher Kiesgruben and walk around Aboretum Main-Taunus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt travel itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reutlingen.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Reutlingen

— 3 nights
Reutlingen is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Change things up with these side-trips from Reutlingen: Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl (in Bad Waldsee), Zauberland an der Kinzig (in Lossburg) and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Eninger Weide and trek along Wasserfallsteig.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reutlingen holiday planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Reutlingen in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Reutlingen

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 7 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (St. Burkard, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), make a trip to Galgengasse, and wander the streets of Altstadt.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reutlingen to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 7 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 Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Kreuzweg Weltenburg (in Kelheim), Falknerei Burg Rabenstein (in Ahorntal) and Wildpark Schloss Tambach (in Weitramsdorf). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Schwarzachschlucht, take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Holle, and ponder the design of Minnesangerbrunnen.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip maker.

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. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Munich

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munich driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Munich, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang (in Bad Hindelang), Burgberg im Allgaeu (Starzlachklamm & Familien-Vital-Park) and Murnauer Moos (in Murnau). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau and identify plant and animal life at Reptilienhaus Oberammergau.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zwiesel.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zwiesel

— 2 nights
Zwiesel is a town located in the lower-Bavarian district of Regen, and since 1972 is a state-approved health resort with particularly good air. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Bayerischer Wald, then examine the collection at Dampfbiermuseum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Steinklamm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zwiesel vacation maker app.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zwiesel in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zwiesel are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Zwiesel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Dresden

— 7 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Schwarzwassertal (in Marienberg), Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Konigsbrucker Heide, get your game on at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and ponder the design of Nymphenbad.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dresden online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zwiesel to Dresden in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dresden are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berlin

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Brodtener Steilufer (in Travemuende), Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder) and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, identify plant and animal life at Tister Bauernmoor, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hamburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Norden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Norden

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wattwanderzentrum Ostfriesland and then identify plant and animal life at The Wadden Sea, Germany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Strandpromenade Norderney and then identify plant and animal life at Watt.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Norden trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Norden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hamburg in April: highs in Norden hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Norden

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teverener Heide (in Geilenkirchen), Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark (in Schleiden) and Ahrschleife bei Altenahr (in Altenahr). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral and identify plant and animal life at Wildpark.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Norden to Cologne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Norden in April, expect nights in Cologne to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.