60 days in Germany Itinerary

60 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Louisville
Fly:  16 h
1
Berlin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Leipzig
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Hamburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Dusseldorf
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Trier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Stuttgart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Louisville

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.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and KaufPark Eichefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitte and Neues Palais. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Sanssouci Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

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

Louisville, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, KaufPark Eiche
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mitte ©
Mitte
Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

5
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Barockschloss Rammenau. Shop till you drop at Center Sachsenallee and Galerie Roter Turm. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Schloss Wildeck (in Zschopau), Rakotzbrucke (in Kromlau) and Chemnitz (Kulturkaufhaus Tietz & Markthalle). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Basteigebiet, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, examine the collection at Miniatur - Elbtalbahn, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden vacation planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chemnitz, Schloss Wildeck, Rakotzbrucke, Miniatur - Elbtalbahn, Museum Bautzen
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Basteigebiet ©
Basteigebiet
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Schloss & Park Pillnitz ©
Schloss & Park Pillnitz

5
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Altstadt Quedlinburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall or Quartier 7. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leipzig: Wernigerode (BSW - Kulturgruppe Harzquer- und Brockenbahn, Wernigerode & Wernigerode Castle), GutsMuths-Denkmal (in Quedlinburg) and Rathaus-Center Dessau (in Dessau). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), pause for some photo ops at Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Denkmal, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Oranienbaum, and snap pictures at Kramerbrucke Erfurt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leipzig route planning website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Erfurt, Jena, Quedlinburg, Wernigerode, Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle

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.
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historische Altstadt and Deutsches Auswandererhaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost (in Bremerhaven), Bremen (Neptunbrunnen, St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), &more) and Lubeck (Kanzleigebaeude, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Alster, admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Bremerhaven, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Alster ©
Alster
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)

4
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Old Town and Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Konigsallee and Altstadt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen), Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral) and Phantasialand (in Bruhl). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of MedienHafen, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dusseldorf vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Dusseldorf in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Phantasialand
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Hunsrueckhaus. Marksburg and Romische Langmauer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trier side-trips: Pfarrkirche Sankt Markus (in Wittlich), Pulverturm (in Lahnstein) and Koblenz (Forum Mittelrhein, Munzplatz, &more). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and head outdoors with Abenteuer & Aktivurlaub.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trier attractions tool.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Trier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trier are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Koblenz, Cochem, Pfarrkirche St. Clemens, Eltz Castle, Romische Langmauer
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

5
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Speyer Cathedral and Technik Museum Speyer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) and Mainz Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heidelberg: Freiburg im Breisgau (Munsterplatz, Freiburger Münster, &more), Lichtentaler Allee (in Baden-Baden) and Frankfurt (Iron Bridge, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), hike along Philosopher’s Walk, and snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg day trip app.

You can drive from Trier to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Speyer, Mainz
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer

5
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
For shopping fun, head to Eble Uhren-Park or Glacis-Galerie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burg Hohenzollern and Hohenentringen Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Konstanz (Constance Harbour, Mainau, &more), Ulm (Ulmer Münster & Fishermen's Quarter) and Edwin-Scharff-Museum (in Neu-Ulm). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Stausee Oberdiegisheim, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, revel in the low prices at seemaxx Outlet Center, and explore the historical opulence of Villa Berg.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Konstanz, Ulm, Neu-Ulm, Stausee Oberdiegisheim, Hohenentringen Castle
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Eble Uhren-Park ©
Eble Uhren-Park
seemaxx Outlet Center ©
seemaxx Outlet Center

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamberg Cathedral and Altes Rathaus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop and St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe (in Wolpertshausen), Bamberg (Haus mit der schiefen Tur & Bamberg Altstadt) and Weingut Behringer (in Abtswind). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus (old townhall), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and revel in the low prices at Factory Outlet Center.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Bamberg, Wurzburg, Altes Rathaus (old townhall), Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe, Factory Outlet Center
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Andechs Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Audi Museum and Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Venture out of the city with trips to Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Regensburg (Spital Brauerei, Cathedral of St Peter's, &more) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Augsburg Town Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Starnberger See
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

5
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Pfarrkirche St. Maria. Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg and Treasury and Pilgrimage Musuem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berchtesgaden: Passau (St. Gertraud Church, Dom St. Stephan, &more), Hochfelln-Seilbahn (in Bergen) and Penninger First Bavarian Schnapps-Museum (in Hauzenberg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal, make a trip to Augustiner-Chorherrenstift Herrenchiemsee (Altes Schloss), head outdoors with Almerlebnisweg, and get some fabulous bargains at Premium Outlets Piding.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden road trip planning website.

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Herreninsel, Passau, Altotting, Straub Naturerlebnis & Event GmbH, Premium Outlets Piding
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan

6
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Eibsee. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Ettal Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Museum of the Bavarian Kings), Golf Course Auf der Gsteig (in Lechbruck) and Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, head outdoors with Ettal Wintersport: Wildfutterung im Grasswangtal, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and make a trip to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ettal, Lindau, Oberstdorf, Hohenschwangau, Fussen
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Zeppelin Museum ©
Zeppelin Museum

Similar Plans

58 days in The Netherlands & Germany BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in South Africa & Germany BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Belgium, Italy & Germany BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in South Africa & Germany BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 58 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Germany BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans