33 days in Germany Itinerary

33 days in Germany Itinerary

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Wurzburg
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 1 night
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Trier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Wurzburg — 3 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Burgtor und Burg, Schmiedgasse, &more) and Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Klingentor, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, and snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wurzburg tour planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Wurzburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Wurzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, Wurzburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Baden-Baden — 3 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.
Baden-Baden is known for spas, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, and explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Freiburg im Breisgau — 1 night

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Munsterplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Weingut Jagle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau online route maker.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Trier — 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), and admire the striking features of Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip planning site.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, expect nights in Trier to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Cologne — 1 night

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 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Rheinpromenade.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cologne day trip planner.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Hamburg — 3 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg visit planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Berlin — 5 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Dresden — 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Go for a jaunt from Dresden to Lohmen to see Basteigebiet about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dresden travel planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

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.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tiergarten Nuernberg, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and make a trip to Rathaus.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg vacation planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

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.
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