46 days in Germany Itinerary

46 days in Germany Itinerary

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46 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Cologne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Trier
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rothenburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Munich
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Dresden
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Helsinki

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: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, take a stroll through Reeperbahn, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online travel route planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Hamburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Hamburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in марта, expect Hamburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

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

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at LVR-Industriemuseum Tuchfabrik Muller and then get your game on at Playpaintball Jungle.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cologne travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in марта, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playpaintball Jungle, LVR-Industriemuseum Tuchfabrik Muller
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

5
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
When in Trier, make a side trip to see Burg-Olymp-Tour - Ferienland-Wanderweg Bernkastel-Kues in Bernkastel-Kues, approximately Bernkastel-Kues away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, steep yourself in history at Wallmauer, and see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In марта, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Burg-Olymp-Tour - Ferienland-Wanderweg Bernkastel-Kues
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to VR Lighthouse (in Mannheim) and Frankfurt (Liebieghaus & Stadel Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, get outside with Goenneranlage, and trek along Panoramaweg.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Trier in марта, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baden-Baden: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frankfurt, VR Lighthouse
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Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Michaelsberg ©
Michaelsberg

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Sinneswandel, then try for a hole-in-one at Spielgolf am Himmelssturmer, and then browse the exhibits of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. марта in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sinneswandel, Spielgolf am Himmelssturmer
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

5
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Romantische Strasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Altstadt, make a trip to Kobolzeller Tor, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In апреля, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Romantische Strasse ©
Romantische Strasse
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

6
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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Burgruine Eisenberg (in Eisenberg) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich tour planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in апреля, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Eisenberg
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

5
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 world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, take in panoramic vistas at Sinwellturm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg vacation planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In апреля, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

6
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, partake in some friendly competition at Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gartenstadt Hellerau.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dresden online vacation planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In апреля, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough 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
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

6
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: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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