34 days in Germany Itinerary

34 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel planner

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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
8
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Altstadt and Neumuenster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Museum fur Franken and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Burgtor und Burg, Gerlachschmiede, &more) and Wertheim (Historischer Marktplatz & Wertheim Castle). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, and steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Wurzburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Wurzburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Nuremberg

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Alte Hofhaltung. Explore hidden gems such as Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Sebaldus Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Bamberg (Neue Residenz Bamberg & Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Elisabethkirche, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to BMW Welt and Deutsches Museum. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Starnberg to see Starnberger See about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, make a trip to Marienplatz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich online route planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Dresden

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parkeisenbahn and Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum Dresden, examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, and explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dresden holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

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.
Visit Sanssouci Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof for their historical value. Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Park, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at German Museum of Technology, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin visit app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore International Maritime Museum and Dialog in the Dark. Alter Elbtunnel and St. Petri Kirche will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, St. Petri zu Lubeck, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and wander the streets of HafenCity.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg day trip site.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

Start your trip to Cologne by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Trier

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Paulin-Kirche and Romische Villa Urbana. Step out of Trier to go to Saarburg and see Greifvogelpark, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, examine the collection at Roscheider Hof, admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, and take in the dramatic scenery at Saarburg Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trier day trip app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Trier are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Baden-Baden

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geroldsau Waterfall and Goenneranlage. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lichtentaler Allee and Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Rastatt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baden-Baden online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

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.