30 days in Germany Itinerary

30 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany route builder

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Fly
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Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Train
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bernkastel-Kues
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cologne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hannover
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden
— 3 nights
Fly
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
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Frankfurt

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Museum fur Kommunikation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stadel Museum and Wochenmarkt Offenbach. Step out of Frankfurt to go to Neu-Anspach and see Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, examine the collection at Geldmuseum, buy something for everyone on your list at Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt road trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Frankfurt is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 60°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Stuttgart

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Barensee and Strassenbahnwelt Stuttgart. And it doesn't end there: stop by Markthalle, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and take a stroll through Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 9th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bernkastel-Kues.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Bernkastel-Kues

— 3 nights
Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moselle Wine Museum and Weingut Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch. Step off the beaten path and head to Moselsteig and Weingut Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bruckentor, explore the historical opulence of Grevenburg Castle, do a tasting at Weingut Dr. Loosen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt-Nikolauskapelle Cusanusstift.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bernkastel-Kues trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rothenburg to Bernkastel-Kues by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Bernkastel-Kues sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bernkastel-Kues

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cologne Cathedral and St. Ursula. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Ludwig and Lindenthaler Tierpark. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Praetorium, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bernkastel-Kues to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Hannover

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt and Altes Rathaus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The New Town Hall and Aegidienkirche. The adventure continues: stop by Weihnachtsmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche, look for all kinds of wild species at Tauchschule Blue Water, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hannover trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cologne to Hannover in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Hamburg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Get some cultural insight at HafenCity and International Maritime Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Jungfernstieg and Dialog in the Dark. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, and stroll through Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg travel planner.

Getting from Hannover to Hamburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hamburg are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Berlin

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Potsdamer Platz and Neues Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Beer Tastings & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Potsdam to see Sanssouci Palace about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit Mitte, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Wannsee.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin visit planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Dresden

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, and then get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum Dresden. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger and then examine the collection at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Romer, make a trip to Roemerberg, and then examine the collection at Struwwelpeter Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.