44 days in Germany Itinerary

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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Berlin
— 6 nights
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
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Stuttgart
— 2 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Munich
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Nuremberg — 4 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.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg online itinerary builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Nuremberg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo to Nuremberg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Nuremberg reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Falkenhaus, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take a stroll through Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jakobskirche.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip maker.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Romer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then see the interesting displays at Frankfurter Feldbahn Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Dresden.
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Dresden — 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Leipzig (Grassi Museum, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Stallhof.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden day trip planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Dresden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip site.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 3 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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, take a stroll through Reeperbahn, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and make a trip to Hamburg Town Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip website.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cologne.
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Cologne — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kolner Frauengeschichtsverein, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to Heumarkt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche.

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Getting from Hamburg to Cologne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cologne are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.
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Trier — 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen, and get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Trier are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden — 4 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: Unterstmatt (in Buhl), Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Chemin des Moulins (in Ottenhoefen im Schwarzwald). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, pause for some photo ops at Martinstor, try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden online route planner.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Arabica Kaffee & Lebensart, then trek along Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys, and finally don't miss a visit to Altes Rathaus.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Burgruine Eisenberg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Schwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Schwangau sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Munich — 6 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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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