34 days in Germany Itinerary

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
Fly
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Dresden
— 4 nights
Drive
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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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Trier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg — 4 nights

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Altstadt and Burgtor und Burg 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: Wertheim (Historischer Marktplatz & Wertheim Castle) and Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, St. Wolfgang's Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Wurzburg online trip builder.

Seattle, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Wurzburg is 9 hours. 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Nuremberg — 4 nights

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 Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau. Step out of Nuremberg with an excursion to Neue Residenz Bamberg in Bamberg--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, examine the collection at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), contemplate the long history of Heilig-Geist-Spital, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elisabethkirche.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip tool.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Munich — 5 nights

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 Munich Residenz. Step off the beaten path and head to BMW Welt and Lenbachhaus. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Starnberg to see Starnberger See about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Dresden.
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Dresden — 4 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Frauenkirche Dresden and Canaletto Blick will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Parkeisenbahn. 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.
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Berlin — 5 nights

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 Neues Palais for their historical value. Pergamonmuseum and German Museum of Technology will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Park, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Neues Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, and learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin travel route tool.

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) so you can take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 3 nights

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 Buddenbrookhaus. 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). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and visit HafenCity.

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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Cologne — 1 night

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.

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

Trier — 3 nights

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.
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Baden-Baden — 4 nights

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 Residenzschloss Rastatt. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, see the interesting displays at Unimog Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, and admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig.

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.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

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.