51 days in Germany Itinerary

51 days in Germany Itinerary

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51 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Cologne
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Rust
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Stuttgart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Wurzburg
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
5
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Munich
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Dresden
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Berlin
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Hamburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Venture out of the city with trips to Burg Eltz (in Wierschem), Phantasialand (in Bruhl) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cologne holiday app .

London, UK to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cologne is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rust.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burg Eltz, Reichsburg Cochem, Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Playpaintball Jungle
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Playpaintball Jungle ©
Playpaintball Jungle
Room Escape Games

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 23rd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rust journey builder .

You can take a train from Cologne to Rust in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July in Rust, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

4
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Bring the kids along to Television Tower and Wildparadies Tripsdrill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Wildpark Pforzheim (in Pforzheim) and Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum, meet the residents at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, stroll through Killesberg Park, and stop by Markthalle.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rust to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Wildpark Pforzheim, Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Erlebnispark Tripsdrill ©
Erlebnispark Tripsdrill

6
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Burggarten, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Stuttgart to Wurzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Old Town ©
Old Town
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kids will enjoy Nuremberg Zoo and Playmobil -FunPark. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), get outside with Wohrder Wiese, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lorenz Church, and contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice (Justizpalast).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner .

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playmobil -FunPark
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Nuremberg Zoo ©
Nuremberg Zoo
Playmobil -FunPark ©
Playmobil -FunPark
Woehrder See ©
Woehrder See

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zugspitze and Alpspitz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Alatsee (in Fussen) and Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castle). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hell Valley, get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner .

Drive from Nuremberg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Hell Valley
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Hell Valley ©
Hell Valley
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Deutsches Museum and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, indulge your taste buds at Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Roberto Beach
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

6
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in Bad Schandau) and Amselsee (in Rathen). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Zwinger, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, put a fun spin on your tour with Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dresden road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Amselsee
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung ©
Stadtspiel (Ver-) Fuehrung
Amselsee ©
Amselsee

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and DDR Museum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Reichstag Building, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Start your trip to Berlin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Room Escape Games

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Miniatur Wunderland and Wildpark Schwarze Berge. Step out of Hamburg with an excursion to Heide Park in Soltau--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Hamburg Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, and explore the world behind art at Hamburger Kunsthalle.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg sightseeing planner .

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Heide Park, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen

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