26 days in Germany & Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

26 days in Germany & Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

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Munich
— 5 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
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Bad Reichenhall
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 1 day
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg
— 1 night
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Erding (Erdinger Brewery & Therme Erding) and Andechs Monastery (in Andechs). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Munich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get much colder in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, learn the secrets of beer at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Zugspitzplatt, tee off at Karwendel-Golf-Mittenwald, and then explore the activities along Eibsee.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bad Reichenhall.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Bad Reichenhall

— 2 nights
Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then play a few rounds at Das Achental Resort. On the next day, explore the activities along Konigssee and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Agidikirche.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bad Reichenhall trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bad Reichenhall takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bad Reichenhall are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bad Reichenhall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Nuremberg

— 1 day

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg road trip site.

Drive from Bad Reichenhall to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get in touch with nature at Golfer's Club Bad Uberkingen and Blautopf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Alte Mainbruecke, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, make a trip to Das Plonlein, and admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, explore the ancient world of Romische Badruinen, then admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Unterstmatt, and then cruise along Black Forest High Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden travel route builder tool.

Getting from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Heidelberg

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then take some stellar pictures from Dilsberg Castle Fortress, and finally hike along Philosopher’s Walk.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip maker.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

Cologne

— 2 nights

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 15th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Nordbahntrasse, wander the streets of Konigsallee, and then head outdoors with Bunter Garten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cologne holiday maker site.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cologne are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Procession of Princes, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden journey maker app.

Getting from Cologne to Dresden by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Dresden sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Berlin

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tauchschule Linek and Secret Tours Berlin. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, head outdoors with Berlin Racing Bikes, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berlin itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Germany travel guide

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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.