59 days in Germany Itinerary

59 days in Germany Itinerary

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59 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Cologne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Konstanz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Hohenschwangau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Munich
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
11
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
12
Fulda
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
13
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 45 min
14
Dresden
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
15
Leipzig
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
16
Berlin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
17
Rostock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
18
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
19
Munster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
20
Bremen
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
21
Hannover
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
22
Dortmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, look for gifts at Altstadt, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, and finally explore the ancient world of ArcheoPoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Slinky Springs to Fame, then stroll around Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, then learn more about the world around you at Schloss Benrath, and finally admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Dusseldorf is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dusseldorf due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dusseldorf: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Slinky Springs to Fame
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

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Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz) and Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and go for a walk through Cherry Blossom.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Cologne is just a short distance from Dusseldorf. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Aachen, Cherry Blossom, Phantasialand, Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden (in Treis-Karden), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Jobelius Spirituosen (in Valwig). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip planning site.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cochem, Eltz Castle, Jobelius Spirituosen, Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): visit Altstadt (Old Town), steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), then trek along Philosopher’s Walk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Karlstor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, then make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), and finally contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Trier to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden planning app.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Spas Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn

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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 (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then don't miss a visit to Konigstrasse, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace Square. On your second day here, walk around Hohenpark Killesberg, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

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Konstanz

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Niederburg), take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, and then head off the coast to Mainau. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Imperia, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Konstanz, then don't miss a visit to Konstanz Munster, then appreciate the history behind Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Meersburg.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Konstanz trip planning website.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Konstanz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burg Meersburg
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Mainau ©
Mainau
Konstanz Munster ©
Konstanz Munster
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour

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Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then get outside with Alpseebad, and finally get outside with Poellat Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Kletterhalle Weilheim - Under the Roof, contemplate the waterfront views at Alpsee, and then snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hohenschwangau day trip planning site.

You can drive from Konstanz to Hohenschwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bavaria, Kletterhalle Weilheim - Under the Roof
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpsee ©
Alpsee

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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.
Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg day trip site.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), take a stroll through Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkapelle, then make a trip to Market Square, then get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wurzburg tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Fulda.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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Fulda

Fulda ©
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, explore the historical opulence of Schlossgarten Fulda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Michaelskirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paulustor. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Kloster Kreuzberg, make a trip to Aussichtsturm Rother Kuppe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Frauenberg, then admire the natural beauty at Dahliengarten, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint Sturm's Fountain.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fulda online route maker.

Getting from Wurzburg to Fulda by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Fulda sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aussichtsturm Rother Kuppe, Kloster Kreuzberg
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Schlossgarten Fulda ©
Schlossgarten Fulda
Fulda Cathedral ©
Fulda Cathedral
Michaelskirche ©
Michaelskirche

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Mainz (Mainz Cathedral & St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)) and Ruedesheim am Rhein (Drosselgasse & Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, get great views at Main Tower, admire the striking features of Romer, and snap pictures at Iron Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt tour site.

Getting from Fulda to Frankfurt by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mainz, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Rhine Valley
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and make a trip to Neumarkt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the striking features of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), pause for some photo ops at Neues Bach-Denkmal, take an in-depth tour of Bach Museum, then appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), and then make a trip to Market Square (Markt).

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Leipzig trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Dresden to Leipzig takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Leipzig can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Leipzig

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Bach Museum ©
Bach Museum

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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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

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

Take a train from Leipzig to Berlin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Rostock

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
On the 19th (Fri), ponder the design of Brunnen Warnminner Umgang, don't miss a visit to Alter Strom, then kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde, then visit a coastal fixture at Warnemunde Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Warnemunde. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Die Warnemunder Molen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Warnemunde Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rostock Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Marien Kirche.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rostock day trip tool.

Drive from Berlin to Rostock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Rostock sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks Beaches Zoos & Aquariums
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Warnemunde Lighthouse ©
Warnemunde Lighthouse
Brunnen Warnminner Umgang ©
Brunnen Warnminner Umgang

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): go all around town with City Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck and then stroll around Planten un Blomen.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hamburg tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rostock to Hamburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Munster.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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Munster

Munster ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Deutsches Panzermuseum, find something for the whole family at Heide Park, and then contemplate the long history of Ole Kerk - die kleine Feldsteinkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Weltvogelpark Walsrode, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Bohme Familienpark.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munster trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hamburg to Munster by car takes about an hour. In October in Munster, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Munster

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Soltau, Ole Kerk - die kleine Feldsteinkirche, Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Weltvogelpark Walsrode ©
Weltvogelpark Walsrode
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen ©
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen

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Bremen

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, make a trip to Marktplatz, then get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Bremer Rathaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Focke-Museum, walk around Burgerpark, appreciate the history behind Der Bremer Roland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally get engrossed in the history at Bremer Geschichtenhaus.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bremen trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Munster to Bremen in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hannover.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Focke-Museum ©
Focke-Museum
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
Schnoor Viertel ©
Schnoor Viertel

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Hannover

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover and then take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhaeuser Garten. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Eilenriede - Park, admire the natural beauty at Stadtpark, then explore the activities along Maschsee, and finally admire the natural beauty at Berggarten.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hannover day trip planning website.

Getting from Bremen to Hannover by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dortmund.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten
Berggarten ©
Berggarten
Maschsee ©
Maschsee

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Dortmund

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get your game on at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, then walk around Westfalenpark, then don't miss a visit to Florian Tower (Florianturm), and finally get to know the resident critters at Dortmund Zoo. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten Rombergpark, and then examine the collection at Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern.

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You can take a train from Hannover to Dortmund in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.

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German Football Museum ©
German Football Museum
Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern ©
Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern
Botanischer Garten Rombergpark ©
Botanischer Garten Rombergpark

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