60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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60 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Trier
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Stuttgart
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Dresden
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Berlin
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rostock
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Paderborn

5
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll explore and learn at Hunsruckhaus am Erbeskopf and Rotkreuzmuseum Vogelsang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Porta Nigra and Eltz Castle. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Pfarrkirche St. Clemens (in Mayen), Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz) and Cochem (Reichsburg Cochem & Winzerbrunnen). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), make a trip to Densborner Wassermuhle, take an in-depth tour of Kreismuseum Bitburg-Prum, and see the interesting displays at Villa Otrang.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trier online attractions planner .

Paderborn to Trier is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cochem, Bitburg, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Hunsrueckhaus, Eltz Castle
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Visiting Philosopher’s Walk and Bachle will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Heidelberg and Pharmacy Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Freiburg im Breisgau (Freiburger Münster, Munsterplatz, &more), Stadtmuseum am Markt (in Wiesbaden) and Mainz (St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), Mainz Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), make a trip to Main Tower, examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anna-Kirche.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Heidelberg travel route website .

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Frankfurt, Mainz, Speyer, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum)
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Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral

6
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get in touch with nature at Stausee Oberdiegisheim and Mainau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Burg Hohenzollern (in Hechingen), Ikonen Museum Schloss Autenried (in Ichenhausen) and Georgenaum (in Calw). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palace Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagoge Ulm, steep yourself in history at Historisches Wasserpfad, and stop by Fuggerei.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart day trip planner .

Getting from Heidelberg to Stuttgart by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Heidelberg in February, expect nights in Stuttgart to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ulm, Augsburg, Tubingen, Stausee Oberdiegisheim, Georgenaum
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Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Popular historic sites such as Schloss Linderhof and Pilgrimage Church of Wies are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Richard-Strauss-Institut. Venture out of the city with trips to Andechs Monastery (in Andechs), Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, admire the masterpieces at Villa Jauss, fly down the slopes at Zugspitze, and examine the collection at Zeppelin Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Starnberger See, Schloss Linderhof, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Villa Jauss, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Zeppelin Museum ©
Zeppelin Museum

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Visit Altstadt and St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Town Walls and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Alte Mainbruecke, &more), Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche (in Kitzingen) and Iphofen (Mittagsturm & Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Seinsheimer Schloss, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February: highs in Rothenburg hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Iphofen, Ochsenfurt, Seinsheimer Schloss, Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Altes Rathaus. Kids will appreciate attractions like New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and Playmobil-FunPark. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Regensburg (Neupfarrkirche, Cathedral of St Peter's, &more), Pfarrkirche St. Georg (in Freising) and Ingolstadt (Ludwigsbrunnen, WestPark Shoppingcenter, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Munich, Regensburg, Bamberg, Ingolstadt, Playmobil-FunPark
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Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

7
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Cristalica Kingdom. Visit Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Stadtkirche St. Marien for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Basteigebiet (in Lohmen), Leipzig (Market Square (Markt), St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), &more) and Pressnitztalbahn (in Joehstadt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and explore the historical opulence of Hohnstein Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Dresden sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Flugwelt Altenburg Nobitz, Pressnitztalbahn, Basteigebiet, Hohnstein Castle
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Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Cristalica Kingdom ©
Cristalica Kingdom

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Explore hidden gems such as Palace of Tears and Neues Museum. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Schloss Boitzenburg (in Boitzenburger Land), Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See (in Frankfurt (Oder)) and Potsdam (Neues Palais, Potsdam's Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, steep yourself in history at Das Slawendorf, admire the landmark architecture of Berlin Central Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Potsdam, Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Schloss Boitzenburg, Das Slawendorf
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Mitte ©
Mitte
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

7
nights
Rostock

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ostseebad Warnemunde and Kuhlungsborn Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Halbinsel Devin and Binzer Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rostock: St. Marien (in Greifswald), Prora (Galileo Wissenswelt Rugen, Kultur Kunststatt Prora, &more) and Stralsund (Ozeaneum Stralsund & Stralsunder Piratenschatz). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum Peenemunde, appreciate the history behind Blucherdenkmal, pause for some serene contemplation at Die Kirche St. Maria Magdalena, and visit Kirchplatz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rostock trip builder.

Getting from Berlin to Rostock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Prora, Stralsund, Peenemunde, Sassnitz, Binzer Strand
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Kuhlungsborn Beach ©
Kuhlungsborn Beach
Binzer Strand ©
Binzer Strand

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Travemunde and Strand Duhnen. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Michael's Church and Alter Elbtunnel. Venture out of the city with trips to Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus & Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost), Lubeck (Marchenwald, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more) and Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland (in Worpswede). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, take a stroll through HafenCity, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip website .

Getting from Rostock to Hamburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland, Strand Duhnen
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Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum

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