60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Berlin
— 5 nights
2
Dresden
— 5 nights
3
Leipzig
— 5 nights
4
Hamburg
— 5 nights
5
Dusseldorf
— 4 nights
6
Trier
— 4 nights
7
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
8
Stuttgart
— 5 nights
9
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
10
Munich
— 5 nights
11
Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
12
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 6 nights

5
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.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Mall of Berlinfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitte and Museum fuer Naturkunde. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Park, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, engage your brain at German Museum of Technology, and look for gifts at KaufPark Eiche.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder tool.

Louisville, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, KaufPark Eiche
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Mitte ©
Mitte
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

5
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Barockschloss Rammenau. Shop till you drop at Center Sachsenallee and Galerie Roter Turm. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Schloss Wildeck (in Zschopau), Chemnitz (Kulturkaufhaus Tietz & Markthalle) and Rakotzbrucke (in Kromlau). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, examine the collection at Miniatur - Elbtalbahn, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden vacation planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chemnitz, Kuckuckstein Castle, Miniatur - Elbtalbahn, Cristalica Kingdom, Rakotzbrucke
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Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Schloss & Park Pillnitz ©
Schloss & Park Pillnitz

5
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Wernigerode Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall or ANGER 1 Erfurt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leipzig: BSW - Kulturgruppe Harzquer- und Brockenbahn, Wernigerode (in Wernigerode), Quedlinburg (Quartier 7, Altstadt Quedlinburg, &more) and Rathaus-Center Dessau (in Dessau). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Market Square (Markt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Propsteikirche St. Trinitatis, admire the masterpieces at Das Romantikerhaus, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Ronneburg.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leipzig road trip app.

Drive from Dresden to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leipzig, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Quedlinburg, Erfurt, Jena, Wernigerode, Schloss Oranienbaum
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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle

5
nights
Hamburg

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.
Historische Altstadt and Deutsches Auswandererhaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holstentor and Alster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin), Lubeck (Kanzleigebaeude & Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)) and Bremen (Neptunbrunnen, St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip site.

You can take a train from Leipzig to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Bremerhaven, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
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Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Alster ©
Alster
HafenCity ©
HafenCity

4
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Old Town and Museum Ludwig. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Konigsallee and Altstadt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Phantasialand (in Bruhl), Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of MedienHafen, take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dusseldorf vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Dusseldorf in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen, Phantasialand, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marksburg and Nurburgring. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Weingut Oster-Franzen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Hunsrueckhaus (in Hilscheid), Pfarrkirche Sankt Markus (in Wittlich) and Romische Langmauer (in Herforst). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, admire the striking features of Pulverturm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, and don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trier attractions tool.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Trier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trier are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Koblenz, Cochem, Hunsrueckhaus, Marksburg, Pfarrkirche Sankt Markus
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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Speyer Cathedral and Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heidelberg: Lichtentaler Allee (in Baden-Baden), Frankfurt (Iron Bridge, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), &more) and Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz, Freiburger Münster, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Luisenplatz, hike along Philosopher’s Walk, and explore the historical opulence of Heimburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg route planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Heidelberg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Speyer, Mainz
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Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer

5
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
For shopping fun, head to Eble Uhren-Park or Glacis-Galerie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burg Hohenzollern and Edwin-Scharff-Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Kloster Wittichen (in Schenkenzell), Ulm (Ulmer Münster & Fishermen's Quarter) and Konstanz (Constance Harbour, Mainau, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at Stausee Oberdiegisheim, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, don't miss a visit to Villa Berg, and step into the grandiose world of Hohenentringen Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart travel route planning tool.

Drive from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Konstanz, Neu-Ulm, Ulm, Kloster Wittichen, Stausee Oberdiegisheim
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Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Eble Uhren-Park ©
Eble Uhren-Park
seemaxx Outlet Center ©
seemaxx Outlet Center

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamberg Cathedral and Weingut Behringer. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and Schloss Schwanberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Altes Rathaus (old townhall) (in Ochsenfurt), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe (in Wolpertshausen) and Bamberg (Haus mit der schiefen Tur, Bamberg Altstadt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg day trip planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Bamberg, Wurzburg, Factory Outlet Center, Altes Rathaus (old townhall), Weingut Behringer
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Fuggerei. Get a sense of the local culture at Audi Museum and Andechs Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau), Regensburg (Spital Brauerei, Cathedral of St Peter's, &more) and Starnberger See (in Starnberg). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), admire the striking features of Augsburg Town Hall, and don't miss a visit to Fuggerhauser.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Playmobil-FunPark
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

5
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Dom St. Stephan. Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg and Missionshaus hl Kreuz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berchtesgaden: Passau (St. Gertraud Church & Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence)), Hochfelln-Seilbahn (in Bergen) and Penninger First Bavarian Schnapps-Museum (in Hauzenberg). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Maria, tee off at Audi Golf Course, see the interesting displays at Treasury and Pilgrimage Musuem, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden road trip planning website.

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Herreninsel, Passau, Altotting, Premium Outlets Piding, Audi Golf Course
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Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan

6
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Altstadt von Fuessen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Museum of the Bavarian Kings), Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau) and Golf Course Auf der Gsteig (in Lechbruck). There's much more to do: make a trip to Eibsee, explore the world behind art at Villa Jauss, take in the dramatic natural features at Breitachklamm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen route planner.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ettal, Lindau, Oberstdorf, Hohenschwangau, Fussen
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Zeppelin Museum ©
Zeppelin Museum

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