30 days in Germany Itinerary

30 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cologne
— 1 day
2
Trier
— 3 nights
3
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
4
Schwangau
— 1 night
5
Munich
— 4 nights
6
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
7
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
8
Dresden
— 3 nights
9
Berlin
— 5 nights
10
Hamburg
— 3 nights

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig and then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cologne day trip app.

London, UK to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cologne is 1 hour. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Trier day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Trier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Europa-Park in Rust (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip planning site.

You can drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

1
night
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): push the limits with FLY ROYAL Paragliding, then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Schwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Schwangau in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, Schwangau is slightly colder than Baden-Baden - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, FLY ROYAL Paragliding
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FLY ROYAL Paragliding ©
FLY ROYAL Paragliding
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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: walk around English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
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: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Das Plonlein, Burgtor und Burg, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, steep yourself in history at Frankoniabrunnen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg online holiday maker.

Getting from Nuremberg to Wurzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

3
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, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History, don't miss a visit to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and visit Elbufer Dresden.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dresden online visit planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

5
nights
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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

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

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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