42 days in Germany Itinerary

42 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
2
Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
3
Trier
— 4 nights
4
Cologne
— 1 night
5
Hamburg
— 3 nights
6
Berlin
— 5 nights
7
Dresden
— 5 nights
8
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
9
Wurzburg
— 5 nights
10
Schwangau
— 1 night
11
Munich
— 6 nights

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hoerschbachwasserfalle, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and then make a trip to Schwaetzweiber.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart vacation maker app.

Ankara, Turkey to Stuttgart is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Ankara in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Stuttgart, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Schwaetzweiber, Schloss Heidelberg, Hoerschbachwasserfalle
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

4
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.
When in Baden-Baden, make a side trip to see Europa-Park in Rust, approximately Rust away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, get outside with Michaelsberg, and trek along Panoramaweg.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda

4
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domstadt (Cathedral City), and take in the awesome beauty at Petrisberg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Trier, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Petrisberg ©
Petrisberg

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and stroll around Planten un Blomen.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip tool.

Getting from Cologne to Hamburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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

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, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin journey planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

5
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, admire the natural beauty at Grosser Garten Dresden, get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and see the interesting displays at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden journey maker tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

5
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: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, ponder the design of Minnesangerbrunnen, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

5
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 (Burgtor und Burg, St Peter und Paul Kirche Detwang, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, and make a trip to Romantische Strasse.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Alpseebad, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, thenmake a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alatsee.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Schwangau road trip website.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Schwangau in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Alatsee
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Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

6
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: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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