30 days in Germany Itinerary

30 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel planner

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Frankfurt
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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bernkastel-Kues
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hannover
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Iron Bridge and then try your luck at Galopprennbahn Niederrad.

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Shanghai, China to Frankfurt is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Shanghai in August: highs in Frankfurt hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Fun & Games · Casinos
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Stuttgart

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get some cultural insight at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Shop till you drop at Konigstrasse and Outletcity Metzingen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Triberger Waterfall (in Triberg), Burg Hohenzollern (in Bisingen) and Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank (in Baden-Baden). The adventure continues: stop by Markthalle and step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg.

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Getting from Frankfurt to Stuttgart by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Side Trips

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Rothenburg

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altstadt and Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. Town Walls and Bamberg Altstadt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wildpark Schloss Tambach (in Weitramsdorf), Nuremberg (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more) and Binghohle (in Wiesenttal). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg online visit planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bernkastel-Kues.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bernkastel-Kues

— 2 nights
Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, look for gifts at Rituals, then make a trip to Porta Nigra, and finally do a tasting at Weingut Eduard Kroth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Weingut Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, then steep yourself in history at Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, and then steep yourself in history at Metternich Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bernkastel-Kues tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bernkastel-Kues in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Bernkastel-Kues

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Hannover

— 4 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maschsee and Herrenhauser Garten. Do your shopping at Weihnachtsmarkt and DieWahren - Celler Mitbringsel Manufaktur. Change things up with these side-trips from Hannover: Altstadt (in Quedlinburg), Hameln Old Town (in Hameln) and Wernigerode (Wernigerode Castle & Harz National Park). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, and stop by Markthalle.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hannover trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bernkastel-Kues to Hannover takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. In August in Hannover, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Head to Jungfernstieg and Hamburger Fischmarktfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Port of Hamburg and Alster. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Lubeck to see Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, make a trip to Townhall, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip planning app.

Getting from Hannover to Hamburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frauenkirche Dresden and Parc National de la Suisse Saxonne. Head to Hauptbahnhof Leipzig and Ullmann's Ladenfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Senftenberger See (in Senftenberg) and Volkerschlachtdenkmal (in Leipzig). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, wander the streets of Neustadt, don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

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Traveling by car from Hamburg to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

On the 26th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and then hike along Philosopher’s Walk. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Wilhelmstrasse, buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with MyZeil.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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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.