47 days in Germany Itinerary

47 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Berlin
— 4 nights
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
3
Wurzburg
— 4 nights
4
Cochem
— 3 nights
5
Trier
— 4 nights
6
Heidelberg
— 4 nights
7
Stuttgart
— 3 nights
8
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
9
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
10
Munich
— 4 nights
11
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
12
Hamburg
— 4 nights
13
Lubeck
— 4 nights

4
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.
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdam's Gardens and Classic Remise Berlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Sanssouci Park). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin

3
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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
The Dresden Zwinger and Parkeisenbahn will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frauenkirche Dresden and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Step out of Dresden to go to Lohmen and see Basteigebiet, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, see the interesting displays at Stadtische Kunstsammlung Freital, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basteigebiet, Stadtische Kunstsammlung Freital
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

4
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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Reichsstadtmuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Würzburg Residence and Schloss Veitshöchheim. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Markusturm and Buttelhaus, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Befestigungsanlage, take an in-depth tour of Museum fuer Franken, learn about winemaking at Weingut Juliusspital, and make a trip to St. Kilian Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Dresden to Wurzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cochem.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Befestigungsanlage
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
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Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Cochem

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Reichsburg Cochem and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eltz Castle and Mosel Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Marksburg (in Braubach), Parapet Walk and Hexenturm (in Lahnstein) and Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), steep yourself in history at Fachwerkhauser, and get to know the fascinating history of Barfusspfad Bad Sobernheim.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cochem trip planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Cochem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Wurzburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cochem, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ruedesheim am Rhein, Koblenz, Barfusspfad Bad Sobernheim, Nurburgring, Marksburg
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Marksburg ©
Marksburg

4
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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Aachen Cathedral and Porta Nigra. You'll explore and learn at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Aachener Rathaus (in Aachen) and Kasteler Felsenpfad (in Kastel-Staadt). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, steep yourself in history at Barbarathermen, and explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Trier online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cochem to Trier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Trier are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aachen, Kasteler Felsenpfad, Romische Villa Urbana
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

4
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Heidelberg and Messel Pit Fossil Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speyer Cathedral and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Burg Neuleiningen (in Neuleiningen), Mainz Cathedral (in Mainz) and Karlstalschlucht (in Trippstadt). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer, get great views at Main Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heusenstamm.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg day trip tool.

You can drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Mainz, Speyer, Burg Neuleiningen, Schloss Heusenstamm
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral

3
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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Museum Frieder Burda. Step off the beaten path and head to Burg Hohenzollern and Ulmer Münster. Venture out of the city with trips to Baden-Baden (Hohenbaden Old Castle, Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, &more), Softart Panoptikum (in Haigerloch) and Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Porsche Museum, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Stuttgart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Softart Panoptikum, Ulmer Münster, Burg Hohenzollern, Eninger Weide
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Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zugspitze and Schloss Linderhof. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Pilgrimage Church of Wies are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & Kirche St. Georg). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee, identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel route planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ettal, Schwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Eibsee, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

2
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schoenau am Koenigssee
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Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Starnberger See and English Garden. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Audi Museum in Ingolstadt, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the striking features of Asamkirche.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich trip app.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Audi Museum, Starnberger See
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Audi Museum
Audi Museum
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some cultural insight at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Bamberg Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamberg Altstadt and Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Parsberg Museum (in Parsberg), Regensburg (Old Town & Cathedral of St Peter's) and Altes Rathaus (in Bamberg). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Donaustauf, get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, and explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bayreuth, Bamberg, Regensburg, Playmobil-FunPark, Parsberg Museum
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Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

4
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Hamburg

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.
Let the collections at Deutsches Auswandererhaus and Kunsthalle Hamburg capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Church and Historische Altstadt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Schlosskirche (in Varel). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, contemplate the long history of KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg, don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bremen, KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg, Deutsches Auswandererhaus, The Wadden Sea, Germany, Schlosskirche
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt

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Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
You'll explore and learn at Holstentor and Provincial Museum of Archeology (Archaologisches Landesmuseum). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Kunstmuhle. Get out of town with these interesting Lubeck side-trips: Welt-Erbe-Haus (in Wismar), Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder) and Danevirke Museum (in Dannewerk). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Johannes Kirche, stroll through Brodtener Steilufer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lubeck, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Lubeck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lubeck, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brodtener Steilufer, Welt-Erbe-Haus, Sankt Johannes Kirche, Ostseebad Warnemunde, St.-Petri-Kirche zu Bosau
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Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

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