54 days in Germany Itinerary

54 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
2
Berlin
— 6 nights
3
Dresden
— 5 nights
4
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
5
Rothenburg
— 5 nights
6
Munich
— 6 nights
7
Schwangau
— 4 nights
8
Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
9
Trier
— 5 nights
10
Cologne
— 8 nights

3
nights
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 Miniatur Wunderland and Dialog in the Dark capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunsthalle Hamburg and Alter Elbtunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Adelige Kloster (in Preetz), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Ev.-Luth. Kirche (in Rellingen). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.-Petri-Kirche zu Bosau, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg online attractions planner.

Cusco, Peru to Hamburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Cusco, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Adelige Kloster, St.-Petri-Kirche zu Bosau, The Wadden Sea, Germany, Ev.-Luth. Kirche
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Step out of the city life by going to Grunewald Forest and Berliner Mauerweg. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and examine the collection at Neues Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

5
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goethe National Museum and Stallhof. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Saxon Switzerland National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dresden journey planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Goethe National Museum, Saxon Switzerland National Park
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

5
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Bernstein Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Historische Strassenbahndepot St. Peter in Nurnberg. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at Merks Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning website.

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

5
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Marienberg and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (St. Peter, Stationsweg Nikolausberg, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, admire the striking features of Die Rossmuhle, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg journey site.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Neumuenster
Neumuenster

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge in Berchtesgaden, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Kirche St. Georg. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Linderhof and Burgruine Eisenberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Schwangau: Alpine Coaster Oberammergau (in Oberammergau), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze, Partenkiirchner Bergbahen, &more) and Hollentalklamm (in Grainau). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, fly down the slopes at Spieserlift, and steep yourself in history at Burgruine Hohenfreyberg.

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You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Schwangau sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Eisenberg, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Unterstmatt and Merkur. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Heidelberg and Hohenbaden Old Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Baden-Baden's surroundings by going to Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern), Michaelsberg (in Bruchsal) and Freiburger Münster (in Freiburg im Breisgau). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Panoramaweg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Klosterkirche Lobenfeld, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and explore the activities along Wolfsschlucht.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Baden-Baden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Schwangau in January since evenings lows in Baden-Baden dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Seilbahn Belchen, Schloss Heidelberg, Wolfsschlucht, Unterstmatt
Highlights from your plan
Merkur ©
Merkur
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

5
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Appreciate the collections at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Stadtmuseum Simeonstift. Escape the urban bustle at Mosel Valley and Petrisberg. Go for a jaunt from Trier to Nalbach to see Litermont-Gipfeltour about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, and steep yourself in history at Kaiserthermen.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary tool.

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 January in Trier, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Litermont-Gipfeltour, Mosel Valley
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley

8
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne Cathedral and Wallraf-Richartz Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Snow World and Hochsauerlandkreis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Wald-Abenteuer der Waldkletterpark (in Velbert), Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid (in Breitscheid) and SinnesWald (in Leichlingen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, take in the dramatic natural features at Erpeler Ley, head outdoors with Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift, and trek along Rotweinwanderweg.

Plan trip to Cologne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hochsauerlandkreis, Wald-Abenteuer der Waldkletterpark, Laacher Munster, Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid, Snow World
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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