28 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

28 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Dachau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ingolstadt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Erlangen, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Fly to Munich, Train to Schwangau
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Schwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nordlingen, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive to Nuremberg Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer, pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Geldmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, then steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Frankfurt is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 1 night

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, admire the landmark architecture of Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte, explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, admire the masterpieces at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Martin, and finally let your taste buds guide you at FREIBURGerLEBEN.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau day trip website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then examine the collection at Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier, and finally wander the streets of Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stuttgart online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dachau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Dachau, Germany

— 2 nights
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, then get engrossed in the history at Bezirksmuseum Dachau, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Stadtmauer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, don't miss a visit to Ex-Ursulinenkloster und Klosterkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Salzstadel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Johanniskirche, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nonnenturm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Dachau trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Dachau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 1 night

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 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bunkeranlage, contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden day trip planner.

Drive from Dachau to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, then explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip site.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ingolstadt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Ingolstadt, Germany

— 1 night
Ingolstadt is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany. On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Moritzkirche und Pfeifturm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ev.-Luth. Pfarramt St. Matthaus.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ingolstadt day trip app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Ingolstadt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Erlangen.

Things to do in Ingolstadt

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Erlangen, Germany

— 3 nights
Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. Appreciate the collections at Diocesan Museum and Siemens Healthineers MedMuseum. Popular historic sites such as Bamberg Altstadt and Basilika Goessweinstein are in your itinerary. Explore Erlangen's surroundings by going to Burg Gossweinstein (in Gossweinstein) and Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral & Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hugenottenkirche, admire the natural beauty at Aromagarten, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Erlangen trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ingolstadt to Erlangen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Erlangen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Erlangen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Mitte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Stasi Museum, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Erlangen to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Bremen, Germany

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museen Boettcherstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, contemplate the long history of Schutting, then view the masterpieces at Phil Porter Salon Obscura, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bremer Geschichtenhaus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bremen journey planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Bremen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Schwangau.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Schwangau, Germany

— 3 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Burgruine Eisenberg. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Koloman and Kalvarienberg. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, contemplate the long history of Antike Romervilla, examine the collection at Museum der Stadt Fussen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Schwangau trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bremen to Schwangau takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Schwangau are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Schwangau to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Nordlingen, Germany

— 5 nights
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. Get some cultural insight at Bavarian Railway Museum and Old Town. You'll explore and learn at Stadtmuseum and Burgermeister Muller Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ellwangen (Schonenbergkirche & Basilika St. Vitus), Dinkelsbuhl (Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbuhl, Rothenburger Tor, &more) and Evangelisch-lutherische Kirche St. Andreas (in Weissenburg in Bayern). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Neresheim Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Berger Tor, examine the collection at Ries Crater Museum, and steep yourself in history at Baldinger Tor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nordlingen road trip planning website.

Drive from Rothenburg to Nordlingen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nordlingen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nordlingen

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Nordlingen to Amsterdam with the Route module. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.