60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Hamburg
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg
— 6 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Heidelberg
— 5 nights
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Trier
— 7 nights
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Fussen
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 7 nights
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Berlin
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Hamburg

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Port of Hamburg and Travemunde. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Church and Speicherstadt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Holstentor, &more), Ev.-luth. Kirche (in Plon) and Schwerin (Schelfkirche & Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Deutsches Auswandererhaus, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, wander the streets of HafenCity, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg visit planner.

Berlin to Hamburg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Nuremberg

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamberg Altstadt and Bamberg Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) and Cathedral of St Peter's. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Bamberg (Liegende mit Frucht - Skulptur von Botero & Altes Rathaus), Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz) and Regensburg (Max-Buchhauser-Garten, Old Stone Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, explore the historical opulence of Burg Veldenstein, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Rothenburg

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt and Würzburg Residence. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Marienberg and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Wurzburg Old University & Alte Mainbruecke), Sulzfeld am Main (Town Hall & Zehnthofgebaude) and Ochsenfurt (Altes Rathaus (old townhall), Turm der Stadtbefestigung, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Heidelberg

— 5 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Heidelberg and Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum). Museum-lovers will appreciate Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Burg Hohenzollern (in Bisingen), Mainz (Mainz Cathedral & St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)) and Palace Square (in Stuttgart). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Speyer Cathedral, take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Trier

— 7 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore hidden gems such as Aachen Cathedral and Marksburg. Get in touch with nature at Elfengrotte and Abenteuer & Aktivurlaub. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Die Kurfurstliche Burg (in Boppard), Kihrstor (in Lahnstein) and Cochem (Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus & Reichsburg Cochem). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiligkreuz-Kapelle, join the crowd at Nurburgring, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trier trip planning website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Trier sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Fussen

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Breitachklamm and Alte Eibe von Balderschwang. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Hohenschwangau and Antike Romervilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Fussen: Neue Skischule Oberstdorf (in Oberstdorf), Allgau-Museum (in Kempten) and Ulm (Fishermen's Quarter & Ulmer Münster). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, make a trip to Petruskirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fischerbrunnen, and admire the local landmark of Stadtbrunnen.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fussen visit planner.

Drive from Trier to Fussen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Fussen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Linderhof and Ettal Abbey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and Michael Ende Kurpark. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, explore the activities along Eibsee, and get outside with Ettal Wintersport: Wildfutterung im Grasswangtal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Fussen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Munich

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Starnberger See and Deutsche Alpenstrasse. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture (in Lindau), Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Pfarrkirche St. Peter (in Neuburg an der Donau). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, make a trip to Rathaus-Glockenspiel, take a stroll through Fuggerei, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich tour site.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

Berchtesgaden

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at The Eagle's Nest and St. Bartholomew's Church. Take a break from the city and head to Konigssee and Obersalzbergbahn. Change things up with these side-trips from Berchtesgaden: Passau (St. Gertraud Church & Dom St. Stephan), Burghausen (Foltermuseum & Studienkirche St. Joseph) and Herreninsel (Pfarrkirche St. Maria, Herrenchiemsee New Palace, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, hit the slopes at Gotschen Ski Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Josefs-Kirche der Congregatio Jesu.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden visit app.

Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Dresden

— 7 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore hidden gems such as Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. Neues Grünes Gewölbe and Soldaten an der Elbe will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein), Basteigebiet (in Lohmen) and Klosterkirche Pirna (in Pirna). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, make a trip to Procession of Princes, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and steep yourself in history at Barockschloss Rammenau.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip tool.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Dresden in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:

Berlin

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Palace of Tears and Gemaldegalerie capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, examine the collection at Stasi Museum, and admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:

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.