36 days in Germany Itinerary

36 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 2 nights
2
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
3
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
4
Trier
— 2 nights
5
Cochem
— 3 nights
6
Cologne
— 1 night
7
Aachen
— 2 nights
8
Hamburg
— 1 night
9
Lubeck
— 4 nights
10
Schwerin
— 2 nights
11
Berlin
— 2 nights
12
Leipzig
— 4 nights
13
Dresden
— 2 nights
14
Wurzburg
— 3 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Heiliggeistkirche and Alter Hof. You'll explore and learn at Kunsthalle Munich and Spielzeugmuseum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, don't miss a visit to Stachus, examine the collection at German Hunting and Fishing Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich planning site.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich due to the time zone difference. In June, Munich is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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German Hunting and Fishing Museum ©
German Hunting and Fishing Museum
Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like University Church and Kirche St. Martin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Adelhauser Kirche and The Old Synagogue Square. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche, browse the collection at Stadtbibliothek Freiburg, make a trip to Wiwilibrucke Blaue Brucke, and explore the world behind art at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Kirche St. Martin ©
Kirche St. Martin
University Church ©
University Church
Herz-Jesu-Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), get to know the fascinating history of Alte Universitaet, then get lost in a book at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek), then admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Zum Ritter, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Neckar River, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, then take an in-depth tour of Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), and finally look for gifts at FriDa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg trip tool.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in June, plan for little chillier days in Heidelberg, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Dicker Turm (Schloss) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss)
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet
Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) ©
Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte)

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Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, appreciate the history behind Handwerkerbrunnen, steep yourself in history at Former Imperial Post, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, and finally steep yourself in history at Loewen Apotheke. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuitenkirche and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Antonius.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Trier day trip tool.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cochem.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
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Bischofliche Weinguter Trier ©
Bischofliche Weinguter Trier
Sankt Antonius ©
Sankt Antonius
Loewen Apotheke ©
Loewen Apotheke

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Cochem

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Schlagkamp Weinmuseum and Edelsteinmuseum Cochem. Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Buerresheim and Burgruine Winneburg. Get out of town with these interesting Cochem side-trips: Mayen (Genovevaburg - Eifel Museum, and German slate mine & Herz-Jesu Kirche). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, admire the landmark architecture of Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus, learn about winemaking at Walter J. Oster, Felsenkeller zu Cochem, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karmeliterkirche St. Josef.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cochem travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trier to Cochem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Cochem are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Mayen, Schlagkamp Weinmuseum, Karmeliterkirche St. Josef, Winery Walter J. Oster, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus
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St Martin Kirche ©
St Martin Kirche
Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus ©
Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus
Schloss Buerresheim ©
Schloss Buerresheim

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Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at The Cathedral Treasury, contemplate the long history of Die roemische Hafenstrasse in Koeln, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antoniterkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Andreas Kirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt, and finally contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne holiday planning tool.

Getting from Cochem to Cologne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Cochem in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cologne, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
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St. Maria Himmelfahrt ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt
Antoniterkirche ©
Antoniterkirche
Bayenturm ©
Bayenturm

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Aachen

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Archaologische Vitrine, explore the world behind art at Suermondt Ludwig Museum, pause for some photo ops at Regenschirmdamen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Citykirche St. Nikolaus, then examine the collection at Couven Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Vinzenzbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Ludwig Forum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Stolberg, then examine the collection at Museum Huertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Rotes Haus.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aachen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Aachen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Aachen sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Stolberg, Museum Huertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden, Museum Rotes Haus
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Couven Museum ©
Couven Museum
Museum Rotes Haus ©
Museum Rotes Haus
Schloss Stolberg ©
Schloss Stolberg

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, examine the collection at Deutsches Zollmuseum, examine the collection at Kaffeemuseum-Burg, then see the interesting displays at The Art Of The Brick, and finally see the interesting displays at Automuseum PROTOTYP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Dialog in Silence, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, and then see the interesting displays at Bucerius Kunst Forum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Fly from Aachen to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Deutsches Zollmuseum ©
Deutsches Zollmuseum
Kaffeemuseum-Burg ©
Kaffeemuseum-Burg
Automuseum PROTOTYP ©
Automuseum PROTOTYP

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Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Willy Brandt House, Lubeck and Theaterfigurenmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Heiligen-Geist-Hospital and An der Obertrave will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Buddenbrookhaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Marien in Lubeck, see the interesting displays at Museum Behnhaus Draegerhaus, and steep yourself in history at Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lubeck trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hamburg to Lubeck in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Schwerin.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Willy Brandt House, Lubeck ©
Willy Brandt House, Lubeck
Heiligen-Geist-Hospital ©
Heiligen-Geist-Hospital
Buddenbrookhaus ©
Buddenbrookhaus

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Schwerin

Schwerin ©
Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Der Speicher, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schelfkirche, learn about all things military at Dokumentationszentrum Demmlerplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paulskirche, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Das Arsenal am Pfaffenteich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Schwebende Viktorien, appreciate the history behind Skulpturen "Obotrit mit Pferd", then steep yourself in history at Schleifmuhle, and finally appreciate the history behind Sandsteinfiguren des sachsischen Hofbildhauers Balthasar Permoser.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Schwerin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lubeck to Schwerin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Schwerin, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Schwerin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Das Arsenal am Pfaffenteich ©
Das Arsenal am Pfaffenteich
Schleifmuhle ©
Schleifmuhle
Dokumentationszentrum Demmlerplatz ©
Dokumentationszentrum Demmlerplatz

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Museum St. Nicholas Church and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Altes Museum and Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Potsdam (St. Peter Und Paul Kirche, Marmorpalais, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kreuzberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franzoesischer Dom, explore the world behind art at Helmut Newton Foundation, and visit Savignyplatz.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Schwerin to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum) ©
Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum)
Museum St. Nicholas Church ©
Museum St. Nicholas Church
Altes Museum ©
Altes Museum

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Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Aegyptisches Museum University Leipzig and Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Universitatskirche and Naschmarkt. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Johannisfriedhof, appreciate the history behind Demokratieglocke, ponder the design of Mendebrunnen, and take in the architecture and design of Universitat Leipzig.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Leipzig trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Naschmarkt ©
Naschmarkt
Universitatskirche ©
Universitatskirche
Aegyptisches Museum University Leipzig ©
Aegyptisches Museum University Leipzig

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden) and Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse. Get a sense of the local culture at Japanisches Palais and Sachsisches Standehaus. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Standseilbahn Dresden, see the interesting displays at Die Welt der DDR, don't miss a visit to Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche, and admire the natural beauty at Dresden Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden holiday planner.

Drive from Leipzig to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse ©
Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse
Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden) ©
Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden)
Die Welt der DDR ©
Die Welt der DDR

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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustiner Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Stift Haug, contemplate the long history of Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, then get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Festungskirche. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Romantische Strasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskane Church, contemplate the long history of Convent of the Franciscan Friars Minor, then get engrossed in the history at Siebold-Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg road trip planner.

Drive from Dresden to Wurzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Dresden in July, plan for little chillier nights in Wurzburg, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
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Stift Haug ©
Stift Haug
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg ©
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg
Franziskane Church ©
Franziskane Church

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