29 days in Germany Itinerary

29 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Frankfurt
— 4 nights
2
Berlin
— 6 nights
3
Dortmund
— 4 nights
4
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
5
Cologne
— 4 nights
6
Munich
— 4 nights
7
Stuttgart
— 3 nights

4
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), Schloss Heidelberg, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, and make a trip to Romer.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Frankfurt is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gaborone to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gaborone in December, expect Frankfurt to be colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heidelberg
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

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: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dortmund.

Things to do in Berlin

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

4
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Dortmund

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Get out of town with these interesting Dortmund side-trips: Alma-Park (in Gelsenkirchen), Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal (in Wuppertal) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at German Football Museum, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Rombergpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), and contemplate the long history of Reinoldikirche.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dortmund holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dortmund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Alma-Park, German Mining Museum, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
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Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal ©
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
German Football Museum ©
German Football Museum

2
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of ArcheoPoint, take a stroll through Konigsallee, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then look for gifts at Altstadt, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Burgplatz, don't miss a visit to Wheel of Vision, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, and finally admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

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You can drive from Dortmund to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Burgplatz ©
Burgplatz
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

4
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: 66 Minuten - Theater Adventures (in Neuwied) and Aachen (Puppenbrunnen, Aachen Cathedral, &more). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and make a trip to KolnTriangle.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aachen, 66 Minuten - Theater Adventures, Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures ©
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures

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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Munich travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in December, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

One Hour Left
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
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 28th (Mon): stop by Markthalle, explore the historical opulence of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then take a stroll through Konigstrasse, and finally make a trip to Palace Square. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Stuttgart driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

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