60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Regensburg
— 5 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
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Fussen
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Trier
— 5 nights
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Cochem
— 2 nights
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Dusseldorf
— 4 nights
Fly
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List, Sylt
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 6 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Leipzig
— 6 nights
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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg — 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Bamberg Altstadt and Rathaus-Glockenspiel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: adidas Store (in Herzogenaurach), Bamberg (Haus mit der schiefen Tur, Altes Rathaus, &more) and Munich (Globetrotter Erlebnisfiliale, Asamkirche, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, make a trip to Altstadt, buy something for everyone on your list at Franken Center Nurnberg, and steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg travel itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Nuremberg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Nuremberg are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.
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Regensburg — 5 nights

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Let the collections at Walhalla and Audi Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dom St. Stephan and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Dampfbiermuseum (in Zwiesel), Glasscherben Kock (in Riedlhutte) and Der Passauer Tolpel (in Passau). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's, see the interesting displays at HANDWERKSMUSEUM, wander the streets of Fuggerei, and steep yourself in history at Oskar Schindler House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Regensburg online visit planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden — 5 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 The Eagle's Nest and Herrenchiemsee New Palace. Get outdoors at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Gotschen Ski Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berchtesgaden: Straub Naturerlebnis & Event GmbH (in Schneizlreuth), Herreninsel (Pfarrkirche St. Maria & Konig Ludwig II.-Museum) and Wellness und Spa Bergerbad (in Ainring). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bartholomew's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Missionshaus hl Kreuz, and explore the ancient world of Yburg.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden travel route builder tool.

Getting from Regensburg to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
Get in touch with nature at Zugspitze and Eibsee. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schloss Linderhof and Partnachklamm. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Nebelhorn (in Oberstdorf). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, stop by Die Schaukaeserei Ettal, and meet the residents at Auf der Pirsch nach Hirsch.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Fussen.
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Fussen — 2 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, don't miss a visit to Stadtbrunnen, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, pause for some serene contemplation at Krippkirche St. Nikolaus, then take a stroll around Stadthalle, and finally take in the views from Hangebrucke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in the dramatic natural features at Breitachklamm, get outside with Neue Skischule Oberstdorf, stop by Sennerei Lehern, then delve into the distant past at Antike Romervilla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fussen trip builder site.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Altstadt and Town Walls. Ulmer Münster and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Factory Outlet Center (in Rottendorf), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe (in Wolpertshausen) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Fishermen's Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trier.
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Trier — 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Get some cultural insight at Technik Museum Speyer and Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Schwetzingen Palace (in Schwetzingen), Luisenpark (in Mannheim) and Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Altstadt (Old Town), &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Ordenskommende, see the interesting displays at Gutenberg Museum, and admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trier day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. October in Trier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cochem.
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Cochem — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Reichsburg Cochem, ponder the design of Winzerbrunnen, Head underground at Elfengrotte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosel Valley, then examine the collection at Fahrrad Museum, and finally examine the collection at Heimatmuseum Graacher Tor. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Marksburg, stop by Bopparder Teehausje, then step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Burg Pyrmont.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cochem trip app.

Getting from Trier to Cochem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cochem can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Do your shopping at Altstadt and Neumarkt Galerie. Appreciate the collections at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Deutsches Museum Bonn (in Bonn), Cologne (Room Escape Games, Historic Old Town, &more) and Koenigswinter (Drachenfels & Schloss Drachenburg). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Konigsallee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, kick back and relax at Naturerlebnisbad Einruhr, and admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf road trip planning app.

Getting from Cochem to Dusseldorf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cochem in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Dusseldorf, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to List.
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List, Sylt — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sylter Rad, enjoy the sand and surf at Ellenbogen, get a dose of the wild on Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt, then head outdoors with Lister Wanderduenen, and finally make a trip to Denghoog Steinzeitgrab.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the List trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Dusseldorf to List takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in List, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 6 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.
Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Holstentor and CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ. Venture out of the city with trips to Bremen (Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Schnoor Viertel, &more), Sankt Peter-Ording (Wochenmarkt & Sankt Peter Ording Beach) and Schwerin (Marienplatz-Galerie, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), &more). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of HafenCity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, and see the interesting displays at International Maritime Museum.

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

You can take a train from List to Hamburg in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from List in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hamburg, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Stasimuseum. For shopping fun, head to Rausch Schokoladenhaus or KaufPark Eiche. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens, Sanssouci Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and browse the exhibits of Tempelhof Airport.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.
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Leipzig — 6 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Buchenwald Memorial and Museum in der Runden Ecke. Altstadt and St. Thomas Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leipzig: Besinnungsweg Bad Harzburg (in Bad Harzburg), Wernigerode Castle (in Wernigerode) and Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall (in Derenburg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal, walk around Park an der Ilm, and take in the views from Kramerbruecke.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Leipzig day trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Leipzig in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Leipzig are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
For shopping fun, head to From Monet to Klimt or QF Passage. Popular historic sites such as The Dresden Zwinger and Katholische Hofkirche are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Basteigebiet (in Lohmen), Koenigstein (Koenigstein Fortress & Miniatur - Elbtalbahn) and Luchsgehege (in Bad Schandau). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage, make a trip to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spreewelten Bad.

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Traveling by car from Leipzig to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight 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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