54 days in Germany & Tulum Itinerary

54 days in Germany & Tulum Itinerary

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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Messel, Germany
— 1 day
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Tulum, Mexico
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aussichtsplattform Biggeblick as well as Rheinturm. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform Biggeblick, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm. On the next day, stop by Altstadt, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf itinerary builder tool.

Berlin to Dusseldorf is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Veitshöchheim, Schlossgarten Fulda and Fortress Marienberg. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Jakobskirche, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schlossgarten Fulda, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

Make your Wurzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Dusseldorf to Wurzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Messel.
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Messel, Germany — 1 day

Messel is a municipality in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg in Hesse near Frankfurt am Main in Germany.The village is first mentioned, as Masilla, in the Lorsch codex. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by LOOP5 Shopping Centre, then delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site, and then admire the landmark architecture of Burg Frankenstein.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Messel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Messel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.
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Tulum, Mexico — 1 night

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
El Toh has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): find something for the whole family at El Toh, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally make a trip to Plastic Flamingo. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from Messel to Tulum with the Route module. Traveling from Messel to Tulum, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Messel in May: highs in Tulum hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hamburg Town Hall.

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

Fly from Tulum to Hamburg in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Tulum to Hamburg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulum in May, expect Hamburg to be colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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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.
You've added Staatliche Munzsammlung Munchen, BMW Headquarters, Museum Brandhorst, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, examine the collection at Staatliche Munzsammlung Munchen, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, and finally examine the collection at BMW Museum. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at BMW Welt, explore the activities along English Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Brandhorst.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip maker website.

You can fly from Hamburg to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge. On the next day, explore the activities along Konigssee and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden vacation planner.

You can drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, then get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planning website.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.
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Hohenschwangau, Germany — 2 nights

A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 16th (Wed), snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally kick back and relax at Alpseebad. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wieskirche, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and finally explore the activities along Alpsee.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau trip builder.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Hohenschwangau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in May, expect nights in Hohenschwangau to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 2 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.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Tiergarten Nuernberg, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 33 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.
Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Hoppegarten to see Rennbahn Hoppegarten about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin route builder.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel 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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