29 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
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Fussen
— 1 night
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Trier
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Hamburg
— 5 nights
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Berlin — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanssouci Park and Neues Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to East Side Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Rochester, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Dresden Zwinger and Bastei. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Leipzig (Bach Museum, St. Thomas Church, &more) and Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden holiday builder site.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dresden are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Munich Residenz and Rathaus-Glockenspiel. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden — 2 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then explore the activities along Konigssee. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bartholomew's Church, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, and then hike along Der Carl von Linde Weg.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 15th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Zugspitze and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen online vacation planner.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Fussen.
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Fussen — 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee, admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fussen day trip site.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trier.
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Trier — 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, then pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint George's Fountain.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trier road trip planning website.

You can drive from Fussen to Trier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Anneliese Friese, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, make a trip to Das Plonlein, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Residenzplatz, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt and Bamberg Cathedral. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Bamberg (Altes Rathaus, Bamberg Altstadt, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, find something for the whole family at Playmobil-FunPark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 5 nights

Gateway to the World

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 discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and Harbor Piers. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more) and Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), Schnoor Viertel, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and get a sense of history and politics at Hamburg Town Hall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip tool.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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