36 days in Germany Itinerary

36 days in Germany Itinerary

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36 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h
1
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
2
Cologne
— 3 nights
3
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
5
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nuremberg
— 4 nights
8
Dresden
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Berlin
— 4 nights
10
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Staedel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Dom zu Worms (in Worms) and St. Augustine's Church (in Mainz). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Main Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), examine the collection at Geldmuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Worms, Bad Homburg, St. Augustine's Church, Neroberg
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Dreikonigskirche ©
Dreikonigskirche
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hohenzollern Bridge and Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker. Appreciate the collections at Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum). Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of St. Castor in Koblenz (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Heumarkt, go for a walk through Cherry Blossom, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cologne day trip app .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koblenz, Cherry Blossom, Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker ©
Basilica of St. Castor ©
Basilica of St. Castor

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore hidden gems such as Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Visit Burg Eltz and Kaiserthermen for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior (in Hermeskeil), Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg (in Thallichtenberg) and Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum (in Idar-Oberstein). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg, Eltz Castle, Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum, Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

3
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lichtentaler Allee and Eglise Russe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum Frieder Burda and Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden travel route app .

Drive from Trier to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Wineries Historic Sites
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier

2
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Altstadt and Würzburg Residence. Museum-lovers will appreciate Marienburg Fortress and Reichsstadtmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Wurzburg: Hohenloher Freilandmuseum (in Schwabisch Hall) and Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim (in Weikersheim). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, get engrossed in the history at Museum fuer Franken, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wurzburg trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Wurzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baden-Baden in June, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Wurzburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wies Church and Pinakothek der Moderne. Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and explore the activities along English Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online route builder .

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

4
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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Monastery Weltenburg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Kunsthalle Wurth Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Seehof (in Memmelsdorf), St. Michael (in Schwabisch Hall) and Basilika Goessweinstein (in Gossweinstein). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, explore the historical opulence of Altenburg, contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Narrenschiffbrunnen.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Schwabisch Hall, Basilika Goessweinstein, Seehof Castle, Monastery Weltenburg, Altenburg
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Seehof Castle ©
Seehof Castle

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frauenkirche and Schloss Moritzburg. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Leipzig (Altes Rathaus & Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, and see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dresden day trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leipzig, Schloss Moritzburg
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace of Tears and Mitte. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Müritz Nationalpark (in Waren) and Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See (in Frankfurt (Oder)). There's still lots to do: take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, get outside with Strandbar Mitte, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfurter Freizeit- und Campingpark Helene-See, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Müritz Nationalpark
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©

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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.
Visit St. Michael's Church and Ohlsdorf Cemetery for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alter Elbtunnel and Dialog in the Dark. Take a break from Hamburg with a short trip to Marienkirche in Lubeck, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to U-Bootmuseum, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamburg trip tool .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marienkirche
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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