38 days in Germany Itinerary

38 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
2
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
3
Munich
— 4 nights
4
Schwangau
— 1 night
5
Stuttgart
— 1 night
6
Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
7
Trier
— 4 nights
8
Wurzburg
— 4 nights
9
Dresden
— 4 nights
10
Berlin
— 5 nights
11
Cologne
— 3 nights

2
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: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg route builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Hamburg reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

4
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

4
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: explore the activities along English Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Munich are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Alatsee, contemplate the waterfront views at Alpsee, make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Schwangau trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Alatsee, Alpsee
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Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

Discover how to plan a Stuttgart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Stuttgart sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Triberger Waterfall (in Triberg), Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz, Freiburger Münster, &more) and Europa-Park (in Rust). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, get outside with Michaelsberg, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden trip planner.

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. September in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Triberger Waterfall, Europa-Park
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Aussichtsturm Prinzenkopf (in Puenderich) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), contemplate the long history of Wallmauer, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trier trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reichsburg Cochem, Aussichtsturm Prinzenkopf, Eltz Castle
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©

4
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wurzburg: Rothenburg (St Peter und Paul Kirche Detwang, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, make a trip to Hofkirche, and take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Trier to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In September, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary website.

Drive from Wurzburg to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

5
nights
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin visit planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Decksteiner Weiher, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, thensnap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, thenexamine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cologne day trip site.

Fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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