60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Paderborn
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Trier
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  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
Drive:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marksburg and Kihrstor. Explore hidden gems such as Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Villa Otrang. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Cochem (Reichsburg Cochem & Winzerbrunnen), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Pfarrkirche St. Clemens (in Mayen). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Naturerlebnisbad Einruhr, contemplate the long history of German War Bunker B-Werk, deepen your knowledge of military history at Spitzbunker Neunkirchen, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Trier road trip planning website.

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

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cochem, German War Bunker B-Werk, Kreismuseum Bitburg-Prum, Felsenkeller Brauhaus & Museum, Densborner Wassermuhle
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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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.
Mainz Cathedral and Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum) and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Freiburg im Breisgau (Bachle, Freiburger Münster, &more), Stadtmuseum am Markt (in Wiesbaden) and Gutenberg Museum (in Mainz). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Speyer Cathedral, trek along Philosopher’s Walk, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anna-Kirche.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg day trip website.

Drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Frankfurt, Mainz, Speyer, Stadtmuseum am Markt
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Burg Hohenzollern and Georgenaum. Get in touch with nature at Stausee Oberdiegisheim and Mainau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Pfarrkirche St. Dionysius (in Munderkingen), Ikonen Museum Schloss Autenried (in Ichenhausen) and Tubingen (Nie wieder schweigen - Dauerausstellung & Neptunbrunnen). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fuggerei, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagoge Ulm, and contemplate the long history of Historisches Wasserpfad.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Heidelberg in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Stuttgart, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ulm, Augsburg, Tubingen, Burg Hohenzollern, The Walther Collection
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Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei

4
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 Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Starnberger See. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Antike Romervilla. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Richard-Strauss-Institut, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, explore the world behind art at Villa Jauss, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip site.

Getting from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. 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

Schloss Linderhof, Starnberger See, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Zeppelin Museum, Antike Romervilla
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Marienberg and Turm der Stadtbefestigung. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Das Plonlein and Taubenturm mit Bollwerk. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche (in Kitzingen), Iphofen (Mittagsturm & Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Alte Mainbruecke). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), 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 find out how to plan a trip to Rothenburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February, you will find days in Rothenburg are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Iphofen, Ochsenfurt, Seinsheimer Schloss, Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Audi Museum and Bamberg Cathedral. Pinakothek der Moderne and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Ingolstadt (Ludwigsbrunnen & WestPark Shoppingcenter), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Pfarrkirche St. Georg (in Freising). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Regensburg, Munich, Bamberg, Ingolstadt, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
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Audi Museum
Audi Museum
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Basteigebiet. Visit St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Platz an der Thomasgasse for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Hohnstein Castle (in Hohnstein), Pressnitztalbahn (in Joehstadt) and Leipzig (Market Square (Markt), Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, examine the collection at Cristalica Kingdom, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Dresden sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Flugwelt Altenburg Nobitz, Hohnstein Castle, Pressnitztalbahn, Basteigebiet
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 1:
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mitte and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Cecilienhof and Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Schloss Boitzenburg (in Boitzenburger Land) and Potsdam (Neues Palais, Potsdam's Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and don't miss a visit to Das Slawendorf.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planning app.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Das Slawendorf, Schloss Boitzenburg, Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See
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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.
Leuchtturm and Die Kirche St. Maria Magdalena will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kuhlungsborn Beach and Binzer Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rostock: St. Marien (in Greifswald), Prora (Galileo Wissenswelt Rugen, KulturKunststatt Prora, &more) and Stralsund (Halbinsel Devin, Ozeaneum Stralsund, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde, appreciate the history behind Skulptur "Lotsenehrung", brush up on your military savvy at HMS Otus, and don't miss a visit to Blucherdenkmal.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rostock trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rostock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rostock

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Prora, Stralsund, Sassnitz, Peenemunde, St. Marien
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Kuhlungsborn Beach ©
Kuhlungsborn Beach
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Travemunde and Strand Duhnen. Kids will enjoy International Maritime Museum and Historische Altstadt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus & Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost), Lubeck (Marchenwald, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more) and Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland (in Worpswede). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kath. Pfarramt St. Ansgar-Kl. Michel, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Strand Duhnen, Aussichtsturm Neu Helgoland
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 24:
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Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum

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