50 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Drive to Cochem
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Cochem
— 3 nights
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Westerland, Sylt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Helgoland
— 4 nights
Ferry to Landungsbrücken, Fly to Dresden
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Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rostock
— 4 nights
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Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island
— 4 nights
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Usedom, Usedom Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Cochem — 3 nights

Pearl of the Mosselle Valley

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mosel Valley and Calmont Klettersteig. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reichsburg Cochem and Porta Nigra. Change things up with these side-trips from Cochem: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Lieserpfad (in Daun) and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) (in Trier). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Ulmener Maar, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and do a tasting at Weingut Richard Boecking.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cochem trip builder tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Cochem is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Cochem due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in October: high temperatures in Cochem hover around 14°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Westerland.
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Westerland, Sylt — 2 nights

Westerland is a seaside resort and a former municipality located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. Step out of the city life by going to Ellenbogen and Braderuper Heide. Step off the beaten path and head to Lister Wanderduenen and Friedhof der Heimatlosen. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Rotes Kliff, make a trip to St. Martin, take some stellar pictures from Uwe Dune, and tee off at Marine Golf Club Sylt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Westerland trip planning app.

Drive from Cochem to Westerland in 10 hours. Traveling from Cochem in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Westerland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alter Elbtunnel and Planten un Blomen. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg vacation planning site.

You can drive from Westerland to Hamburg in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Helgoland.
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Helgoland — 4 nights

Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Get outdoors at Sankt Peter Ording Beach and Helgolander Kegelrobben. Explore hidden gems such as Watt and Biologische Anstalt Helgoland. Explore Helgoland's surroundings by going to Haustierpark Werdum (in Werdum), Sankt Peter-Ordings Pfahlbauten (in Sankt Peter-Ording) and Neue ev. Kirche (in Spiekeroog). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hummerbuden, take in the history at Festung Helgoland, stroll the grounds of Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland, and make a trip to Lange Anna.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Helgoland road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Hamburg to Helgoland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Helgoland can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dresden.
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Dresden — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get in touch with nature at Parc National de la Suisse Saxonne and Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Bastei (in Lohmen), Amselsee (in Rathen) and St.Johanniskriche (in Bad Schandau). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and stop by Ullmann's Laden.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Helgoland to Dresden takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.
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Berlin — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Neues Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Palace). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin tour builder tool.

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 (Thu) so you can drive to Rostock.
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Rostock — 4 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Take a break from the city and head to Darsser and Kuhlungsborn Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ostseebad Warnemunde and Müritz Nationalpark. Get out of town with these interesting Rostock side-trips: Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park (in Born auf dem Darss) and Ostseebad Dierhagen (in Dierhagen). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Fahrradverleih BalticBike MV and visit a coastal fixture at Warnemunde Lighthouse.

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Drive from Berlin to Rostock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Ostseebad Binz.
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Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island — 4 nights

Escape the urban bustle at KONIGSSTUHL National Park Centre and Binzer Strand. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Granitz Hunting Lodge and Nationalpark Jasmund Konigsstuhl. When in Ostseebad Binz, make a side trip to see Kreidefelsen in Sassnitz, approximately Sassnitz away.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Ostseebad Binz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rostock to Ostseebad Binz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Ostseebad Binz sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Usedom.
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Usedom, Usedom Island — 4 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Loddiner Hoft and Wisentgehege Usedom. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uckeritzer Beach and Wolgastsee. Change things up with these side-trips from Usedom: Piraten der Ostsee Abenteuer-Minigolf (in Trassenheide), Strandpromenade (in Zinnowitz) and St. Petri Kirche (in Wolgast).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Usedom visit planner.

Travel from Ostseebad Binz to Usedom in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Rodertor, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, wander the streets of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg itinerary planning app.

Getting from Usedom to Rothenburg by car takes about 8 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Usedom in November since evenings lows in Rothenburg dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 3 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Escape the urban bustle at Zugspitze and Partnachklamm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eibsee and Alpspitz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, make a trip to Franziskanerkloster St. Anton, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Martin.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden — 4 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Zauberwald. Visiting Konigssee and Hintersee will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, go for a walk through Almbachklamm, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berchtesgaden day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olympiapark and Munich Residenz. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Fuggerei (in Augsburg) and LEGOLAND Deutschland (in Gunzburg). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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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