31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 1 day
2
Trier
— 3 nights
3
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
4
Schwangau
— 1 night
5
Munich
— 5 nights
6
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
7
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
8
Dresden
— 4 nights
9
Berlin
— 5 nights
10
Hamburg
— 3 nights

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cologne is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trier visit planning tool.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

3
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Take a break from Baden-Baden with a short trip to Europa-Park in Rust, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad, and make a trip to MerkurBergbahn.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. October in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

1
night
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
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 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then head outdoors with FLY ROYAL Paragliding, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alatsee.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Schwangau by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baden-Baden in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Schwangau, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Fussen, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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FLY ROYAL Paragliding ©
FLY ROYAL Paragliding
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

5
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

One Hour Left
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Residenzplatz, Würzburg Residence, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and make a trip to Das Plonlein.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Schloss Veitshöchheim ©
Schloss Veitshöchheim

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally make a trip to Weissgerbergasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld, and finally examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
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: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and take in the local highlights with DresdenWalks.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dresden day trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ev.-luth. Kirche Moritzburg
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
DresdenWalks ©
DresdenWalks

5
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
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: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Hamburg

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: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg journey site.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Hamburg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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