59 days in Germany Itinerary

59 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany tour planner

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Baden-Baden
— 5 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 6 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 6 nights
Drive
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Trier
— 6 nights
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Baden-Baden

— 5 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Frankfurt (Liebieghaus & Stadel Museum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Baden-Baden is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Baden-Baden. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 5 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Freiburg im Breisgau: Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen (in Rheinhausen), Stadtpark (in Lahr) and Stephansmunster Breisach (in Breisach am Rhein). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, hike along Menzenschwander Geissenpfad, learn about winemaking at Weingut Zotz, and stroll through Premiumwanderweg.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Stuttgart

— 5 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim (in Hessigheim), Salzbergwerk Bad Friedrichshall (in Bad Friedrichshall) and Konstanz (Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal & Mainau). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosopher’s Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart journey maker.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Wurzburg

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wurzburg: Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rathaus Wuerzburg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip planning website.

Getting from Stuttgart to Wurzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

Nuremberg

— 5 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Change things up with a short trip to Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) in Bayreuth (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Munich

— 6 nights

Village of a Million People

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, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Burgruine Eisenberg, get outside with Poellat Gorge, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

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

Getting from Munich to Schwangau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Parc National de la Suisse Saxonne in Bad Schandau, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planning app.

Getting from Schwangau to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

Berlin

— 6 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin vacation planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

Hamburg

— 5 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.
Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Hannover (The New Town Hall & Herrenhauser Garten). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg holiday maker tool.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of Saint Gereon's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Trier

— 6 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg (in Mittelstrimmig) and Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trier travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

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.