60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Trier
— 5 nights
2
Mettlach
— 2 nights
3
Rust
— 2 nights
4
Stuttgart
— 5 nights
5
Schwangau
— 2 nights
6
Munich
— 7 nights
7
Nuremberg
— 7 nights
8
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
9
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
10
Wiesbaden
— 3 nights
11
Koblenz
— 5 nights
12
Cologne
— 5 nights
13
Dusseldorf
— 6 nights

5
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosel Valley and Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trier trip itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Trier is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mettlach.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bernkastel-Kues
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

2
nights
Mettlach

Mettlach ©
Mettlach is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany, situated on the river Saar, approximately 7km northwest of Merzig, and 30km south of Trier. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get outside with Saar-Hunsrueck Steig, trek along Litermont-Gipfeltour, thenget great views at Saar Polygon, and finally learn about winemaking at Weingut Carlsfelsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Saarschleife, thenhike along Kasteler Felsenpfad, thenadmire the sheer force of Saarburg Waterfall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Saarburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mettlach trip builder.

You can drive from Trier to Mettlach in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Mettlach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saarburg, Saar-Hunsrueck Steig, Kasteler Felsenpfad, Weingut Carlsfelsen, Litermont-Gipfeltour
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Saarschleife ©
Saarschleife
Saar-Hunsrueck Steig ©
Saar-Hunsrueck Steig
Burg Saarburg ©
Burg Saarburg

2
nights
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schlossberg, admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rust tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Mettlach to Rust takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July in Rust, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Freiburg im Breisgau
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Munsterplatz
Munsterplatz
Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg

5
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hohenpark Killesberg and Burg Hohenzollern. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Ulm (Fishermen's Quarter, Ulmer Münster, &more), Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad) and Baden-Baden (Mummelsee, Roemerstrasse (Roman Road), &more). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, make a trip to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and examine the collection at Porsche Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rust to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Ulm, Burg Hohenzollern, Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Market Square (Marktplatz)
Highlights from your plan
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten ©
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Alpspitz, thenexplore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Schwangau holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Schwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Alpspitz, Altstadt von Fuessen
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Partnachklamm and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Partnachklamm
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

7
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Town Walls and Würzburg Residence. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Kiliansbrunnen, Alte Mainbruecke, &more), Bamberg (Rosengarten, Bamberg Altstadt, &more) and Rothenburg (Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Playmobil-FunPark, head outdoors with Luitpoldhain, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Playmobil-FunPark
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt (Old Town) and Mannheimer Wasserturm. Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Baden-Baden (Kulturhaus LA8, Museum Frieder Burda, &more). There's much more to do: trek along Philosopher’s Walk, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Nuremberg to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Heidelberg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Mannheim, Speyer, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum)
Highlights from your plan
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk

5
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Iron Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim & Museum fuer Franken) and Blaues Haus (in Wertheim). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at German Film Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), step into the grandiose world of Burg Kronberg, and admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online vacation planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kronberg im Taunus, Wurzburg, Historischer Marktplatz, Blaues Haus, Church of the Redeemer
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge

3
nights
Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) and Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Wiesbaden side-trips: Ruedesheim am Rhein (Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard & Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Neroberg, examine the collection at Gutenberg Museum, get outside with City&Quest Mainz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wiesbaden online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mainz, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Eberbach Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral
Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) ©
Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)
Neroberg ©
Neroberg

5
nights
Koblenz

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eltz Castle and Nurburgring. Venture out of the city with trips to Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay (in Moersdorf), Cochem (Historische Senfmuehle & Reichsburg Cochem) and Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg (in Mittelstrimmig). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), contemplate the long history of Fachwerkhauser, explore the historical opulence of Thurant Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Parapet Walk and Hexenturm.

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Traveling by car from Wiesbaden to Koblenz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Koblenz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Nuerburg, Cochem, Thurant Castle, Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay, Parapet Walk and Hexenturm
Highlights from your plan
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) ©
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

5
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Gardens Flora and Rheinaue. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Drachenfels (in Koenigswinter) and Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in Bonn). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, meet the residents at Koelner Zoo, see the interesting displays at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, and don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne online journey planner.

You can drive from Koblenz to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Cologne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bruhl, Bonn, Drachenfels
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Botanical Gardens Flora ©
Botanical Gardens Flora
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

6
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Explore hidden gems such as MedienHafen and Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom). Explore Dusseldorf's surroundings by going to Muenster (Botanical Garden Munster, Aasee, &more), Westfalenpark (in Dortmund) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten Grugapark, take a stroll through Konigsallee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and stop by Altstadt.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Essen, LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten, Aussichtsturm Wolfsberg Duisburg, Kloster Kamp
Highlights from your plan
Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark
MedienHafen ©
MedienHafen
Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Botanischer Garten Grugapark

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