31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 5 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
Fly
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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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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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 8.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in October; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Schwangau

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
On the 7th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then get outside with Poellat Gorge, and finally explore the activities along Alatsee.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Schwangau vacation builder site.

Drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Altstadt, admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and steep yourself in history at Tauberbrucke.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Schwangau to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nuremberg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Ehekarussell, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and finally take an in-depth tour of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Baden-Baden

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and then test the waters at Friedrichsbad.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden journey maker.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Spas · Baths · Nature

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip itinerary site.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Trier by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cologne online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, make a trip to Townhall, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamburg planner.

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and visit Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin route builder app.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

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: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dresden itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.