23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg
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Rothenburg
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4
Nuremberg
— 1 night
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5
Munich
— 3 nights
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Fussen
— 1 night
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Uberlingen
— 2 nights
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8
Baden-Baden
Drive
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Heidelberg
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10
Bacharach
— 1 night
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11
Cologne
— 3 nights
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12
Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Lubeck
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Schwerin
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Quedlinburg
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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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 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park), learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, and finally see the interesting displays at German Film Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fortress Marienberg.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wurzburg day trip tool.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 7th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally visit Altstadt.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg road trip tool.

Getting from Wurzburg to Rothenburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip 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 October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Munich

— 3 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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Welt, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Fussen on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Fussen

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Lechfall, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fussen online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uberlingen.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Uberlingen

— 2 nights
Überlingen is a German city on the northern shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee). For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uberlingen trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Uberlingen takes 2 hours. October in Uberlingen sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Uberlingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Baden-Baden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Uberlingen to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. October in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Heidelberg

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg and then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip maker site.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bacharach.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Bacharach

— 1 night
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the views at Rhine Valley and then explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bacharach holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Bacharach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bacharach can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Cologne

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Dusseldorf (Rheinuferpromenade, Altstadt, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne travel route planner.

You can drive from Bacharach to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg visit site.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Lubeck

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Holstentor.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lubeck online holiday planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Lubeck by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Schwerin.

Things to do in Lubeck

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Schwerin

Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Staatliches Museum Schwerin.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Schwerin attractions planning site.

You can drive from Lubeck to Schwerin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Schwerin sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Schwerin

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Berlin

— 3 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gropius Bau.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Schwerin to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Quedlinburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. On the 24th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Wernigerode Castle and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Altstadt.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Quedlinburg online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Quedlinburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), snap pictures at Iron Bridge, then admire the striking features of Romer, and finally get great views at Main Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Goethe House, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle.

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

Traveling by car from Quedlinburg to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.