34 days in Germany Itinerary

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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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8
Trier
— 3 nights
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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 Würzburg Residence 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, St. Wolfgang's Church, &more), Wertheim (Historischer Marktplatz & Wertheim Castle) and Gerlachschmiede (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster and contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wurzburg trip itinerary builder app.

Seattle, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour 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.
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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, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, 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.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Lenbachhaus. Step off the beaten path and head to NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen and Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Starnberg to see Starnberger See about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich day trip tool.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.
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Dresden — 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parkeisenbahn and Stadtmuseum Dresden. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, examine the collection at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, and explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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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 Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin 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: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, 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 drive; or 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.
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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 Chocoversum and Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe. Alter Elbtunnel and Marienkirche will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, St. Petri zu Lubeck, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, visit HafenCity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hamburg attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Cologne.
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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 admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

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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.
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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. Paulin-Kirche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and St. Mathias Church. Step out of Trier to go to Saarburg and see Greifvogelpark, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Romische Villa Urbana, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, examine the collection at Roscheider Hof, and admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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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.
Let the collections at Residenzschloss Rastatt and Unimog Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal and Stiftskirche Baden-Baden. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, and explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel 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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