31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights

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Munich

Munich ©

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, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get cooler in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2
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Landmark
Marienplatz
4.7
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Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace
4.5

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

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: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take in the views from Karlsbruecke, and take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Vierroehrenbrunnen, Alte Mainbruecke, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood
Altstadt
4.9
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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7

1
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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Rothenburg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

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Architectural Building
Mercedes-Benz Museum
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Porsche Museum
4.4
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Observation Deck
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
4.2

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Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©

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.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, then admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, and then explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, and finally don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Baths · Spas · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Roman Bath
Friedrichsbad
4.3

2
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Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Karl Marx House, appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, and finally contemplate the long history of Kaiserthermen.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip planning app.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Trier by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. December in Trier sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Ruin
Porta Nigra
4.5

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Cologne

Cologne ©

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 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cologne using our trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3

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Hamburg

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamburg travel route builder website.

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hamburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Speicherstadt
4.7

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Berlin

Berlin ©

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, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin travel route planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Dresden

Dresden ©

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, make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), examine the collection at Panometer Dresden, and engage your brain at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Specialty Museum
Panometer Dresden
4.6
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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8

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