59 days in Germany Itinerary

59 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Winterberg
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart
— 5 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt
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Dresden

— 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Weimar (Schillers Wohnhaus & Goethe National Museum) and Das Chemnitzer Rathaus (in Chemnitz). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, and don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip maker.

Frankfurt to Dresden is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berlin

— 6 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: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, visit Potsdamer Platz, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey planner.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Bremen (Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Marktplatz, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg day trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Winterberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Winterberg

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt), Bahnradweg - Radspass im Rotkappchenland (in Schwalmstadt) and Parc national de Kellerwald-Edersee (in Bad Wildungen). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift and get outside with Sahnehang.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Winterberg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Winterberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or fly. February in Winterberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Winterberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Wellneuss (in Neuss), Kuppers Erdbeeren (in Kaarst) and Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal (in Wuppertal). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kolner Frauengeschichtsverein, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and walk around Botanischer Garten Grugapark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Winterberg to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Trier

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trier: Heilig-Kreuz-Kapelle (in Blieskastel), Karl-May-Wanderweg - Auf fremden Pfaden (in Sulzbach) and Litermont-Gipfeltour (in Nalbach). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and appreciate the history behind Saint George's Fountain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Trier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Baden-Baden

— 5 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.
Explore Baden-Baden's surroundings by going to Freiburg im Breisgau (Augustiner Museum & Freiburger Münster), Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern) and Weisstannenturm Kehl (in Kehl). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, tee off at Golfpark Breisgau, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baden-Baden visit planner.

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Trier in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baden-Baden: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal (in Beilstein), Golfer's Club Bad Uberkingen (in Bad Uberkingen) and Schloss Langenstein - Der Country Club (in Orsingen-Nenzingen). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, admire the striking features of Staatsgalerie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aureliuskirche.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip maker app.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Unser Frauen, hit the slopes at Spieserlift, then steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Schwangau tour planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Schwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Munich

— 6 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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich online travel route planner.

Getting from Schwangau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Munich are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Nuremberg

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museum Fur Historische MaybachFahrzeuge in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Museum Industriekultur, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg road trip app.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 4 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: St. Andreas (in Ochsenfurt) and Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg online tour planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Wurzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Schwitzkasten Sauna Spa Lebensart (in Budenheim), Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Mainz). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof, admire the striking features of Romer, and take some stellar pictures from Main Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt day trip planning site.

Drive from Wurzburg to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

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.