29 days in Germany Itinerary

29 days in Germany Itinerary

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29 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Dresden
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney

4
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: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
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.
Take a break from Baden-Baden with a short trip to Europa-Park in Rust, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, get outside with Goenneranlage, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Castle.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Munich to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), browse the collection at Municipal Library Treasury (Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, and take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

3
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 (Furstengarten Marienberg, Fortress Marienberg, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and get engrossed in the history at Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg online travel planner .

Getting from Trier to Rothenburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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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 galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, examine the collection at Toy Museum, and steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg vacation planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
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: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, put a fun spin on your tour with Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung, get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

4
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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online holiday maker .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

3
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, make a trip to Townhall, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg route planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

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

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