61 days in Germany Itinerary

61 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
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Dessau
— 2 nights
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Weimar
— 3 nights
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Leipzig
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Bayreuth
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Landshut
— 2 nights
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Lindau
— 2 nights
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Todtnau
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Glees
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Bochum
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Goettingen
— 2 nights
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Hannover
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Hamburg
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Berlin — 3 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin driving holiday website.

New Delhi, India to Berlin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dessau.
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Dessau — 2 nights

Dessau is a town and former municipality in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Steintherme Bad Belzig, explore the historical opulence of Luisium, and then admire the striking features of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, examine the collection at Ferropolis, and then take some stellar pictures from Bitterfelder Bogen.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dessau online day trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dessau in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Dessau can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Weimar.
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Weimar — 3 nights

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Weimar: Bachhaus (in Eisenach), Erfurt (Erfurt Cathedral & Wenigemarkt) and Schloss Neuenburg (in Freyburg). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Goethe National Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Toskana Therme Bad Sulza, head outdoors with Rennsteiggarten Oberhof, and see the interesting displays at Liszt Haus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Weimar road trip website.

You can drive from Dessau to Weimar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Leipzig.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Leipzig — 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Leipzig, steep yourself in history at Schillerhaus, then explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then admire the landmark architecture of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum in der Runden Ecke.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leipzig trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Weimar to Leipzig in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Step out of Dresden with an excursion to Irrgarten Kleinwelka in Bautzen--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leipzig to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Rothenburg — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg attractions site.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. January in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayreuth.
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Bayreuth — 2 nights

One of Germany’s most prolific centers for the arts, Bayreuth today offers a rich mixture of history, both physical and cultural.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Lohengrin Therme, contemplate the long history of Richard Wagner Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), then contemplate the long history of New Castle, and finally soothe aching muscles at Therme Obernsees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Kathi-Brau Heckenhof and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayreuth trip planning site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bayreuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Nuremberg — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Stift Haug, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bayreuth to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munich planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Landshut.
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Landshut — 2 nights

Landshut is a town in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany, belonging to both Eastern and Southern Bavaria. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Bayern-Park and then cool off at Caprima.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Landshut trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Landshut in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lindau.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Lindau — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Mangturm, and then find something for the whole family at Alpsee Bergwelt. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dreifaltigkeitskirche and then find something for the whole family at Ravensburger Spieleland Freizeitpark & Feriendorf.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lindau trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Landshut to Lindau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Todtnau.
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Todtnau — 2 nights

Todtnau is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On the 4th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Steinwasen Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls, enjoy breathtaking views from Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau, and then get your game on at Lazerfun.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Todtnau trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Lindau to Todtnau in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Caracalla Therme, then contemplate the long history of Trinkhalle, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape the Room Baden-Baden. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, then explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden online vacation planner.

Getting from Todtnau to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.
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Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Stuttgart — 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
When in Stuttgart, make a side trip to see Erlebnispark Tripsdrill in Cleebronn, approximately Cleebronn away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mercedes-Benz Museum, find something for the whole family at Sensapolis, explore the galleries of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stuttgart, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.
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Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Frankfurt — 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Mainz (St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) & Mainz Cathedral), Wiesbaden (Kurhaus, Altstadt, &more) and Royal Thai Massage (in Hochheim am Main). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer, enjoy breathtaking views from Goetheturm, and relax and rejuvenate at JAIDEE Thaimassage.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt visit planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. February in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trier.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Trier — 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trier trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Trier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Trier are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glees.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Glees — 2 nights

Glees is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Ringkartbahn and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Laach Abbey. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), then step into the grandiose world of Marksburg, and then step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Trier to Glees takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Cologne — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Koelner Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and then find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne route maker website.

You can drive from Glees to Cologne in an hour. February in Cologne sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bochum.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Bochum — 2 nights

Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Ketteler Hof and then make a trip to Tetraeder Bottrop. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Zoom Erlebniswelt and then contemplate the long history of LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bochum online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Bochum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Goettingen.
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Goettingen — 2 nights

On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Gaenseliesel and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berlepsch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at Weser-Therme and then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Sababurg.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goettingen trip planner.

Getting from Bochum to Goettingen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Goettingen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hannover.
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Hannover — 2 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 26th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Tuina & Qigong Massage, then stop by Markthalle, then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, and finally get your game on at LaserTag Hannover.

Discover how to plan a Hannover trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Goettingen to Hannover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Hamburg — 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 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hamburg Town Hall, then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and then contemplate the long history of Wasserkunst Kaltehofe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hannover to Hamburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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