34 days in Germany Itinerary

34 days in Germany Itinerary

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34 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ubersee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
7
Dresden
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Berlin
— 5 nights
9
Hamburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). Escape the urban bustle at Karlstalschlucht and Mosel Valley. Step out of Trier with an excursion to Burg Eltz in Wierschem--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, look for gifts at Rituals, wander the streets of Zurlaubener Ufer, and explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Trier online sightseeing planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Trier is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Trier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, things will get a bit cooler in Trier: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Burg Eltz, Mosel Valley, Karlstalschlucht
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then identify plant and animal life at Alpseebad, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau planning app .

Traveling by car from Trier to Hohenschwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ubersee.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wies Church, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Wies Church ©
Wies Church

1
night
Ubersee

Ubersee ©
Übersee is a municipality in the rural district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kampenwand and then stroll through Strandbad Ubersee.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ubersee trip planner.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Ubersee in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ubersee are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Ubersee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kampenwand
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Kampenwand ©
Kampenwand

5
nights
Munich

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Schloss Nymphenburg and Deutsches Museum. Do your shopping at Viktualienmarkt and Gallerie Thomas. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Hell Valley (in Grainau) and Strandbad Seeon (in Seeon). There's much more to do: walk around English Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Hegemann, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich online trip maker .

You can drive from Ubersee to Munich in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Strandbad Seeon, Hollentalklamm
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

4
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Marienburg Fortress and Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T.. Escape the urban bustle at Margarethenschlucht and Deutsche Greifenwarte. Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Neumunster, Würzburg Residence, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation 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. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Margarethenschlucht, Deutsche Greifenwarte
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

5
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore and learn at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Galerie Frank Fluegel. Escape the urban bustle at Flussbad Hainbadestelle and Wildpark Hollohe. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck), Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach) and Kelheim (Donaudurchbruch & Kreuzweg Weltenburg). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Ultra Comix, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kelheim, Wildpark Schloss Tambach, Schwarzachschlucht, Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Flussbad Hainbadestelle
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Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Popular historic sites such as Frauenkirche and Canaletto Blick are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Tradition & Form and Elbepark. Venture out of the city with trips to Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau) and Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, don't miss a visit to Zwinger, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Cross, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dresden road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm, Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, get a taste of the local shopping with Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip app .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
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.
Relax by the water at 28Grad Strandbad Wedel and Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik. Get in touch with nature at Wildpark Schwarze Berge and Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen. Step out of Hamburg to go to Norden and see The Wadden Sea, Germany, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Auction Hall and Market.

Discover how to plan a Hamburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik, The Wadden Sea, Germany, 28Grad Strandbad Wedel, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Hamburger Fischmarkt ©
Hamburger Fischmarkt

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