32 days in Germany Itinerary

32 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fritzlar
— 1 day
Drive
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Waldeck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laumersheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karlsruhe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wismar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schwerin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ellerhoop
— 1 night
Drive
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Brunsbuettel
— 1 night
Drive
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Stade
— 1 night
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Drive to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Drive to Schwangau
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Schoenau am Koenigssee
— 2 nights
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Herreninsel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
Fly
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Bad Schandau
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin
— 1 night

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Frankfurt — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, admire the striking features of Romer, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fritzlar.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Fritzlar — 1 day

Fritzlar is a small German town (pop. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at RATIO_Land and then don't miss a visit to St. Petri Kathedrale.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fritzlar trip itinerary website.

Drive from Frankfurt to Fritzlar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waldeck.
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Waldeck — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get curious at Quellenmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Wandelhalle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Edersee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Residenzschloss Arolsen and then identify plant and animal life at WildtierPark Edersee.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waldeck visit planner.

Waldeck is just a short distance from Fritzlar. In September, daytime highs in Waldeck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Laumersheim.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Laumersheim — 1 night

Laumersheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do a tasting at Weingut Knipser, do a tasting at Weingut Petri, and then tee off at Golfclub Deutsche Weinstrasse.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Laumersheim trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Waldeck to Laumersheim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Laumersheim sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Heidelberg — 2 nights

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Market Square (Marktplatz) as well as Thingstatte. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally pause for some photo ops at Thingstatte. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Laumersheim to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Karlsruhe.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Karlsruhe — 2 nights

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Karlsruhe Palace, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Karlsruhe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karlsruhe road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Rothenburg — 2 nights

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip builder app.

You can drive from Karlsruhe to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Wismar.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Wismar — 2 nights

Wismar is a port and Hanseatic city in Northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Marienkirche, then make a trip to Seebruecke Niendorf, and then snap pictures at Seeschlosschenbrucke. On your second day here, make a trip to Old Hansa Harbor, then make a trip to Nikolaikirche, and then don't miss a visit to Kirche St. Georgen.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wismar online visit planner.

You can fly from Rothenburg to Wismar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Wismar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwerin.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Schwerin — 2 nights

Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On the 20th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), trek along Pfaffenteich, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schwerin Cathedral. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Siegessaule and then admire the masterpieces at Staatliches Museum Schwerin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Schwerin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wismar to Schwerin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then don't miss a visit to U-Bootmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg driving holiday website.

Getting from Schwerin to Hamburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ellerhoop.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Ellerhoop — 1 night

Ellerhoop is a municipality in the district of Pinneberg in Schleswig Holstein, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Ellerhoop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rantzauer See.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ellerhoop trip tool.

You can drive from Hamburg to Ellerhoop in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brunsbuettel.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Brunsbuettel — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) and then take a leisurely stroll along Schleusenanlage Brunsbuettel.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brunsbuettel tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Ellerhoop to Brunsbuettel by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stade.
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Stade — 1 night

Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg). Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Cosmae Kirche, make a trip to Historischer Tretkran, and then steep yourself in history at Hansehafen.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stade trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brunsbuettel to Stade takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Schwangau.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Schwangau — 2 nights

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then get great views at Maxsteg an der Fussener Klamm-Fall.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Schwangau trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stade to Schwangau. Traveling from Stade in September, Schwangau is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Berchtesgaden — 2 nights

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 29th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest and then don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Alte Saline, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chiemsee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St Nikolaus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden trip maker site.

You can drive from Schwangau to Berchtesgaden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Schoenau am Koenigssee.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Schoenau am Koenigssee — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Hintersee and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Obersee, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bartholomew's Church, and then stroll around Wimbachklamm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Schoenau am Koenigssee trip itinerary maker.

Schoenau am Koenigssee is just a short distance from Berchtesgaden. In September in Schoenau am Koenigssee, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Herreninsel.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Herreninsel — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Herrenchiemsee New Palace. On your second day here, ponder the design of Fortuna Fountain and then ponder the design of Latona Fountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Herreninsel trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Herreninsel with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Herreninsel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Herreninsel to Munich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Bad Schandau.
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Bad Schandau

Bad Schandau is a spa town in Germany, in the south of the Free State of Saxony and the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bad Schandau holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Bad Schandau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bad Schandau are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will leave for Dresden on the 4th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Dresden — 1 night

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nymphenbad. On the 5th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): ponder the design of Nymphenbad, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, make a trip to Schlossplatz, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dresden journey builder app.

You can drive from Bad Schandau to Dresden in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Berlin — 1 night

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning website.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus.
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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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