37 days in Germany Itinerary

37 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laumersheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Fritzlar
— 1 night
Drive
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Waldeck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karlsruhe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munich
Drive
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Herreninsel
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bad Schandau
— 1 day
Drive
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cologne
— 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.
Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and admire the striking features of Romer.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Laumersheim.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Laumersheim — 1 night

Laumersheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. On the 9th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Weingut Petri and then play a few rounds at Golfclub Deutsche Weinstrasse.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Laumersheim holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Laumersheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fritzlar.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Fritzlar — 1 night

Fritzlar is a small German town (pop. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the different shops at RATIO_Land and then don't miss a visit to St. Petri Kathedrale.

Plan my day in Fritzlar using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Laumersheim to Fritzlar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Fritzlar are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Waldeck.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Waldeck — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at WildtierPark Edersee and then explore the activities along Edersee. On your second day here, get curious at Quellenmuseum, then examine the collection at Wandelhalle, and then make a trip to Baumkronenweg Edersee.

To find out how to plan a trip to Waldeck, use our trip itinerary maker.

Waldeck is just a stone's throw from Fritzlar. In September, daily temperatures in Waldeck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Heidelberg.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then make a trip to Altstadt (Old Town), and finally appreciate the history behind Thingstatte. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Speyer Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip tool.

You can drive from Waldeck to Heidelberg in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Karlsruhe.
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Karlsruhe — 2 nights

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Karlsruhe Palace, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Karlsruhe. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Karlsruhe journey planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Karlsruhe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Stuttgart — 2 nights

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Konigstrasse, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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 19th (Mon): make a trip to Das Plonlein, wander the streets of Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally make a trip to Hofkirche.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wismar.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Wismar — 2 nights

Wismar is a port and Hanseatic city in Northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Marienkirche, then don't miss a visit to Seebruecke Niendorf, and then snap pictures at Seeschlosschenbrucke. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Old Hansa Harbor, make a trip to Nikolaikirche, and then make a trip to Kirche St. Georgen.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wismar tour itinerary website.

Fly from Rothenburg to Wismar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Schwerin.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Schwerin — 2 nights

Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), then trek along Pfaffenteich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Schwerin Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Siegessaule and then admire the masterpieces at Staatliches Museum Schwerin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwerin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wismar to Schwerin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then browse the exhibits of U-Bootmuseum. On your second day here, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel route builder.

Drive from Schwerin to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ellerhoop.
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Ellerhoop — 1 night

Ellerhoop is a municipality in the district of Pinneberg in Schleswig Holstein, Germany. On the 27th (Tue), tee off at Golfclub Gut Kaden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Ellerhoop.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ellerhoop online trip maker.

Drive from Hamburg to Ellerhoop in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brunsbuettel.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Brunsbuettel — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) and then take a leisurely stroll along Schleusenanlage Brunsbuettel.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brunsbuettel trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ellerhoop to Brunsbuettel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stade.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Stade — 1 night

Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum Schwedenspeicher, don't miss a visit to St. Cosmae Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Hansehafen, and finally make a trip to Historischer Tretkran.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stade day 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tegelberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): head outdoors with Nomad Paragliding, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau vacation maker site.

Explore your travel options from Stade to Schwangau with the Route module. Traveling from Stade in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Schwangau, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at The Eagle's Nest and then go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Alte Saline, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then explore the activities along Lake Chiemsee, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche St Nikolaus.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden trip planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Berchtesgaden in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Schoenau am Koenigssee.
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Schoenau am Koenigssee — 4 nights

Schoenau am Koenigssee is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Konigssee, stroll around Wimbachklamm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bartholomew's Church, and trek along Malerwinkel Rundweg am Koenigssee.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Schoenau am Koenigssee road trip app.

Schoenau am Koenigssee is very close to Berchtesgaden. In October, daily temperatures in Schoenau am Koenigssee can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

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 traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Herreninsel on the 7th (Fri).
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Herreninsel — 2 nights

On the next day, ponder the design of Fortuna Fountain and then admire the local landmark of Latona Fountain.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Herreninsel trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Herreninsel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Bad Schandau.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Bad Schandau — 1 day

Bad Schandau is a spa town in Germany, in the south of the Free State of Saxony and the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Koenigstein Fortress and then get great views at Basteigebiet.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bad Schandau route planning site.

Getting from Herreninsel to Bad Schandau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bad Schandau are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Dresden — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You've now added Nymphenbad to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Nymphenbad, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip website.

Getting from Bad Schandau to Dresden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Cologne — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cologne day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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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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