35 days in Germany Itinerary

35 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
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Winterberg
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
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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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, and hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in February: high temperatures in Munich hover around 40°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Nuremberg

— 3 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.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the waterfront at Elbufer, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. March in Dresden sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

Plan trip to Berlin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamburg

— 4 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: Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), Der Bremer Roland, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg online day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Winterberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Winterberg

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift, hit the slopes at Hochsauerlandkreis, and then fly down the slopes at Sahnehang. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Snow World.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winterberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Winterberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Winterberg are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Winterberg

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip tool.

Getting from Winterberg to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, then admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and finally explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Trier planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Trier sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums

Baden-Baden

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Old Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then hit the slopes at Unterstmatt, and finally admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip website.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Trier in March, you will find days in Baden-Baden are a bit warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stuttgart

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally examine the collection at Porsche Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Thian Spa, then explore the world behind art at Schauwerk Sindelfingen, then admire the landmark architecture of Staatsgalerie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then admire the striking features of Romer.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt itinerary planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums

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.