31 days in Germany Itinerary

31 days in Germany Itinerary

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31 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Konni
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Bremerhaven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Rostock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h
End: Konni

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hohenschwangau and Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Koloman and Museum der Stadt Fussen. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau), Fussen (Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, &more) and Friedrichshafen (Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen & Messe Friedrichshafen). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Alpspitz, explore the activities along Staffelsee, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, and get outside with Eckbauerbahn.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder.

Konni, India to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Konni to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. While traveling from Konni, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fussen, Friedrichshafen, Hohenschwangau, Basilika Weingarten, St. Peter und Paul
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
St. Koloman ©
St. Koloman
Munter-Haus ©
Munter-Haus

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Lenbachhaus capture your imagination. Cathedral of St Peter's and Befreiungshalle Kelheim are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Regensburg (Basilika St. Emmeram, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and make a trip to Eisbach Wave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip app .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Regensburg, Befreiungshalle Kelheim
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Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Old Town ©
Old Town
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at German Christmas Museum, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get engrossed in the history at Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, then contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Roderbrunnen.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Schloss Schoenburg. Get some cultural insight at Stadel Museum and Reichenstein Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Wernerkapelle (in Bacharach), Burg Pfalzgrafenstein (in Kaub) and Rheinstein Castle (in Trechtingshausen). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Main Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, explore the world behind art at Goethe Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt journey builder app .

Getting from Rothenburg to Frankfurt by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Trechtingshausen, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Schloss Schoenburg, Wernerkapelle
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Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

2
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Head to Konigsallee and Altstadtfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rheinuferpromenade and Gross St. Martin. Go for a jaunt from Dusseldorf to Cologne to see Shrine of the Three Kings about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Schadow Arkaden, admire the masterpieces at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, pause for some photo ops at Stadterhebungsmonument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V..

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bremerhaven.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Cologne
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven ©
Though often overshadowed by its larger and better-known neighbor of Bremen, Bremerhaven has its own distinct identity.
Visit Leuchtturm Obereversand and Burgermeister-Smidt-Gedachtniskirche for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Deutsches Auswandererhaus and Museumsschiff FMS GERA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bremerhaven: The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Varel (Museum Spijook, Vareler Windmuhle, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Schaufenster Fischereihafen, take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Platform SAIL City, buy something for everyone on your list at Das Mediterraneo, and get engrossed in the history at Bremerhaven.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bremerhaven road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Bremerhaven takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Bremerhaven, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremerhaven

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Varel, The Wadden Sea, Germany, Leuchtturm Obereversand
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Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
Bremerhaven ©
Bremerhaven
Museumsschiff FMS GERA ©
Museumsschiff FMS GERA

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael's Church and St Nikolai Memorial. Visit Speicherstadt and An der Obertrave for their historical value. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubeck Cathedral, Marienkirche, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, and stroll the grounds of Ohlsdorf Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bremerhaven to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rostock.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lubeck
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Rostock

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Marienkirche and Rostock City Wall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ostseebad Warnemunde and Sankt Marien Kirche. Explore Rostock's surroundings by going to Stralsund (Kuetertor & Stralsunder Piratenschatz), St.-Marien-Kirche (in Bergen auf Ruegen) and Museumshafen (in Greifswald). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Strand Warnemunde, examine the collection at Schiffbau- und Schifffahrtsmuseum, steep yourself in history at Neuer Markt, and enjoy the sea views from Warnemunde Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rostock holiday builder app .

Getting from Hamburg to Rostock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Rostock

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stralsund, St.-Marien-Kirche, Museumshafen
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Museumshafen ©
Museumshafen
Kuetertor ©
Kuetertor

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Palace of Tears. Popular historic sites such as Frauenkirche Dresden and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin are in your itinerary. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Leipzig (St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) & Hauptbahnhof Leipzig) and Dresden (Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, admire the landmark architecture of Die Hackeschen Hoefe, and explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin road trip app .

You can drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dresden, Leipzig
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

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