29 days in Germany Itinerary

29 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip itinerary builder

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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fussen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Heidelberg

— 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Schloss Heidelberg. Get some historical perspective at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Romer (in Frankfurt) and Porsche Museum (in Stuttgart). There's more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town) and take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg online vacation planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Heidelberg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Heidelberg is 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: high temperatures in Heidelberg hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) and St. Michael's Church. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Holstentor (in Lubeck), Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin) and Bremen (Bremer Rathaus, Historische Altstadt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Heidelberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Heidelberg in August, expect nights in Hamburg to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frauenkirche Dresden and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Dresden Zwinger and Koenigstein Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Basteigebiet (in Lohmen) and Zoo Leipzig (in Leipzig). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dresden journey maker tool.

You can drive from Hamburg to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Nuremberg

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Bamberg Altstadt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Bamberg Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Munich (BMW Welt & Asamkirche) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Town). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nuremberg itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ettal Wintersport: Wildfutterung im Grasswangtal, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Auf der Pirsch nach Hirsch and then fly down the slopes at Zugspitze.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Fussen

— 3 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Schloss Hohenschwangau and Pilgrimage Church of Wies will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ulmer Münster and Antike Romervilla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fussen: Fishermen's Quarter (in Ulm) and Andechs Monastery (in Andechs). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fussen travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Fussen sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally deepen your understanding at Wurzburg Old University.

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Getting from Fussen to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Trier

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get some historical perspective at Aachen Cathedral and Eltz Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Porta Nigra and Reichsburg Cochem. Venture out of the city with trips to Marksburg (in Braubach), Geysir Wallende Born (in Wallenborn) and Koblenz (Deutsches Eck (German Corner) & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Trier online holiday planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Trier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

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.