36 days in Germany Itinerary

36 days in Germany Itinerary

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36 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Hinterzarten
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Hamburg
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Dresden
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  9 h
End: Tel Aviv

7
nights
Hinterzarten

Hinterzarten ©
Hinterzarten is a resort village in the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald), located in the southwest of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Steinwasen Park and Rodelbahn Gutach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald and Dom St. Blasien. Explore Hinterzarten's surroundings by going to German Clock Museum (in Furtwangen), Schauinslandbahn (in Horben) and Todtnau Waterfalls (in Todtnau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Neues Schloss Meersburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Allerheiligen, examine the collection at Hansgrohe Aquademie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V..

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hinterzarten journey planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hinterzarten is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hinterzarten is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in July; daily highs in Hinterzarten reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hinterzarten

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

German Clock Museum, Auto-und Uhrenwelt, Schauinslandbahn, Old Town (Niederburg), Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald
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Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg
New Palace ©
New Palace

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.
Family-friendly places like Deutsches Museum and Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum will thrill your kids. Munich Residenz and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Munchen will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen), Mount Tegelberg (in Schwangau) and Wies Church (in Steingaden). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Hinterzarten to Munich in 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Munich when traveling from Hinterzarten in July, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Mount Tegelberg
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

5
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Würzburg Residence. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Frauenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Neumuenster (in Wurzburg), Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, & more) and Regensburg (Alte Kapelle & Basilika St. Emmeram). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Regensburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Appreciate the collections at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Spielzeugmuseum. Porta Nigra and Burg Eltz will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Trier with a short trip to Burg Thurant in Alken, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gangolf, and delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Trier attractions website .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Trier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Thurant Castle
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Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Trier to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

4
nights
Hamburg

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Museum of Hamburg History. You'll explore and learn at European Hansemuseum and Deutsches Zollmuseum. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubeck Cathedral, Marienkirche, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, examine the collection at U-Bootmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hamburg trip simple and quick.

Getting from Heidelberg to Hamburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Heidelberg in August, you will find days in Hamburg are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Travemunde ©
Travemunde

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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Deutsches Technikmuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Classic Remise Berlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Rhinluch (in Linum), Potsdam (Neues Palais & Potsdam's Gardens) and Müritz Nationalpark (in Waren). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, head outdoors with Strandbad Wannsee, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Rhinluch, Müritz Nationalpark
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin

5
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frauenkirche and The Dresden Zwinger. Explore hidden gems such as Neues Grünes Gewölbe and Procession of Princes. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Albrechtsburg Castle (in Meissen) and Schloss Moritzburg (in Moritzburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the striking features of Pillnitz Castle & Park, make a trip to Coselpalais, and get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dresden road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Albrechtsburg Castle, Schloss Moritzburg
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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