41 days in Germany Itinerary

41 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 4 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 4 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 4 nights
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Munich — 4 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich road trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Munich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Schwangau — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Alpsee, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Schwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Nuremberg — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg vacation site.

Getting from Schwangau to Nuremberg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Wurzburg — 4 nights

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Reichsstadtmuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Stuttgart — 3 nights

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Arboretum Exotenwald (in Grafenberg), Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) & Schloss Heidelberg) and Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, get engrossed in the history at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, and admire the sheer force of Hoerschbachwasserfalle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart holiday website.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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.
Baden-Baden is known for spas, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, delve into the distant past at Hohenbaden Old Castle, make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden tour itinerary website.

Getting from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Freiburg im Breisgau — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): do a tasting at Weingut Jagle, find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, then identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, and finally walk around Stadtpark. On the next day, explore the activities along Nonnenmattweiher, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Josefs-Kapelle, see the interesting displays at Volante, then admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trier.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Trier — 4 nights

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Grevenburg Castle (in Traben-Trarbach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, and appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Trier trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Trier, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Cologne — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally don't miss a visit to Rheinpromenade.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne online trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Hamburg — 4 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cologne to Hamburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin vacation planning app.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Dresden — 4 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden to go to Leipzig and see Museum der Bildenden Kunste, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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