60 days in Germany Itinerary

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Dresden
— 6 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 6 nights
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Cologne
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Trier
— 6 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 6 nights
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Schwangau
— 4 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
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Munich
— 7 nights
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Rothenburg
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
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Dresden — 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Neurathen Castle (in Bastei), Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein) and Bastei (in Lohmen). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, see the interesting displays at Grassi Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary builder website.

Batman, Turkey to Dresden is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Batman to Dresden. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin — 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neuer Garten, Bildergalerie, &more) and Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf (in Stahnsdorf). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and stop by Potsdamer Platz.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 6 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden), Wilhelmshaven (Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven, Rosarium Wilhelmshaven, &more) and Deutsches Auswandererhaus (in Bremerhaven). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and stop by Reeperbahn.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hamburg to Cologne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trier.
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Trier — 6 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mainz (Markt, St. Augustine's Church, &more), Turm Museum (in Oberwesel) and Weingut C.A. Haussmann (in Traben-Trarbach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), admire the verdant scenery at Mosel Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Trier tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cologne in December, you will find days in Trier are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden — 6 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Get out of town with these interesting Baden-Baden side-trips: St. Bartholomaus (in Ettenheim), Heidelberg (Pharmacy Museum, Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Europa-Park (in Rust). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden route planning website.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau — 4 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Schwangau: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Partnachklamm, Zugspitzplatt, &more), Ettal (Schloss Linderhof & Ettal Abbey) and Oberammergau (Alpine Coaster Oberammergau & Oberammergau Church). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg, and steep yourself in history at Burgruine Hohenfreyberg.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Schwangau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Baden-Baden in January: high temperatures in Schwangau hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden — 5 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berchtesgaden: Ruhpolding (Rauschberg & Parasailing & Paragliding), Herrenchiemsee New Palace (in Herreninsel) and Moor - Erlebnis Pfad (in Inzell). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, explore the activities along Lake Chiemsee, and stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden road trip 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. In January, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich — 7 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Starnberg (Museum Lake Starnberg & Starnberger See), Beerengarten Rothschwaige (in Karlsfeld) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 5 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Rathaus Wuerzburg, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more), Terroir f Randersacker (in Randersacker) and Ehemalige Bahnhof (in Veitshochheim). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jakobskirche, and make a trip to Kobolzeller Tor.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 7 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aussichtsturm Cadolzburg (in Cadolzburg), Regensburg (Old Stone Bridge, Old Town, &more) and Bamberg (Sammlung Ludwig Bamberg, Bamberg Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nuremberg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive 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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