56 days in Germany Itinerary

56 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany tour planner
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Leipzig
— 3 nights
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Bamberg
— 6 nights
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt
— 5 nights
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Aachen
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 6 nights
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Dusseldorf
— 3 nights
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Bremen
— 5 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Hannover
— 6 nights
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Berlin
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens, Sanssouci Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Jewish Museum Berlin, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and stroll around Treptower Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Berlin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Leipzig.
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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Leipzig — 3 nights

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Leipzig is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Bach Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), and admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leipzig online travel planner.

Getting from Berlin to Leipzig by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bamberg.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Bamberg — 6 nights

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Get out of town with these interesting Bamberg side-trips: Bayreuth (Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) & New Castle). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, take an in-depth tour of Gartner- und Hackermuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Weyermann Specialty Malts.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bamberg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Bamberg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:

Munich — 5 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: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich attractions planning site.

Drive from Bamberg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Frankfurt.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Frankfurt — 5 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Mainz (Mainz Cathedral & St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)) and Ruedesheim am Rhein (Drosselgasse & Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planning app.

Getting from Munich to Frankfurt by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Aachen.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Aachen — 2 nights

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 30th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Aachener Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, make a trip to Puppenbrunnen, then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Aachen, and finally don't miss a visit to Markt.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aachen trip planning app.

Drive from Frankfurt to Aachen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Aachen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Cologne — 6 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Rotweinwanderweg (in Rech), Koblenz (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress & Deutsches Eck (German Corner)) and Laurentius Kirche (in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at KolnTriangle, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cologne tour planner.

You can drive from Aachen to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf — 3 nights

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Explore Dusseldorf's surroundings by going to Movie Park Germany (in Bottrop) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, wander the streets of Konigsallee, admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen, and stop by Altstadt.

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You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bremen.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Bremen — 5 nights

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meyer Werft (in Papenburg), Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus, Klimahaus Bremerhaven, &more) and Weltvogelpark Walsrode (in Walsrode). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Wadden Sea, Germany, make a trip to Bottcherstrasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bremen vacation planner.

You can fly from Dusseldorf to Bremen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Hamburg — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, stop by Reeperbahn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and make a trip to Townhall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip website.

Drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hannover.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Hannover — 6 nights

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Get out of town with these interesting Hannover side-trips: Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen), Hameln Old Town (in Hameln) and Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen (in Celle). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, and pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hannover trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hamburg to Hannover by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hannover, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 26:

Berlin — 4 nights

See even more of Berlin: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Germany travel guide

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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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