60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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60 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Berlin
1
Berlin
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rothenburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Munich
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Trier
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Cologne
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
13
Hamburg
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Berlin

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

6
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden to go to Gorlitz and see Landskron Braumanufaktur, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, put a fun spin on your tour with Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung, take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, and examine the collection at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dresden travel route app .

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Dresden, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Landskron Braumanufaktur
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, contemplate the long history of Pilatushaus, and take in panoramic vistas at Sinwellturm.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

6
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, Stationsweg Nikolausberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, admire the landmark architecture of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Romantische Strasse ©
Romantische Strasse
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel route planning site .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then head outdoors with Poellat Gorge, and finally putt your heart out at Lechbruck am See. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Kolbensattel, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then get outside with FlyTeam.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Schwangau journey planner.

Drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Schwangau are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Kolbensattel, FlyTeam, Schloss Linderhof, Lechbruck am See
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Sinneswandel, get in on the excitement at Spielgolf am Himmelssturmer, and then explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart journey maker.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sinneswandel, Spielgolf am Himmelssturmer
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, then explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Premiumwanderweg and then hit the slopes at Seilbahn Belchen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip website .

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seilbahn Belchen, Europa-Park, Premiumwanderweg
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

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.
Baden-Baden is known for spas, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, explore the engaging exhibits at Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe, and get outside with Goenneranlage.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip maker app .

Take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums Parks Wineries
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Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Michaelsberg ©
Michaelsberg

5
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Ehemalige Furstliche Hofhaltung (in Wertheim), 66 Minuten (in Neuwied) and Martinskirche (in Oberwesel). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, learn about winemaking at Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main Winery, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Baden-Baden to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mainz, Ehemalige Furstliche Hofhaltung, Schloss Heidelberg, Stadtmuseum, 66 Minuten - Theater Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures ©
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Centre de decouverte - Musee (in Mettlach), Kasteler Felsenpfad (in Kastel-Staadt) and Burg-Olymp-Tour - Ferienland-Wanderweg Bernkastel-Kues (in Bernkastel-Kues). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, and steep yourself in history at Wallmauer.

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

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Trier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Burg-Olymp-Tour - Ferienland-Wanderweg Bernkastel-Kues, Centre de decouverte - Musee, Kasteler Felsenpfad
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cologne route planning app .

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 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hochseilgarten Hasloh (in Hasloh) and Hannover (Eilenriede - Park & Herrenhaeuser Garten). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hannover, Hochseilgarten Hasloh
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Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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