42 days in Germany Itinerary

42 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany Trip Planner

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Berlin
— 6 nights
Train
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Leipzig
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 6 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 6 nights
Fly
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Frankfurt
— 6 nights
Train
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Cologne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rostock
— 4 nights
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Berlin

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Museum Berggruen. Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Friedrichswerdersche Kirche are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and wander the streets of Kreuzberg.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin holiday planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

Leipzig

— 5 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goethe National Museum and Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz. Let the collections at Schillers Wohnhaus and Museum der Bildenden Kunste capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Leipzig: Halle (Saale) (Beatles Museum & Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle), Dessau (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation & Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers) and Das Chemnitzer Rathaus (in Chemnitz). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Belvedere, walk around Park an der Ilm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig, and steep yourself in history at Schillerhaus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leipzig trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Leipzig sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Dresden

— 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Popular historic sites such as The Dresden Zwinger and Canaletto Blick are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albertinum and Panometer Dresden. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, examine the collection at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, and get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dresden driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Dresden takes 1.5 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 (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:

Munich

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Glyptothek. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, explore the activities along English Garden, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich day trip app.

Getting from Dresden to Munich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:

Frankfurt

— 6 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Marienberg and Museum fur Franken. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Würzburg Residence and Schloss Heidelberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Hofkirche, Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, &more), Kurhaus (in Wiesbaden) and Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main Winery (in Marktheidenfeld). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Eberbach Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, and get a taste of local nightlife at Alte Schiffsmeldestelle Hochst.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:

Cologne

— 6 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cologne Cathedral and Liebfrauenkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marksburg and Dusseldorf-Oberkassel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Nuerburg (Ringkartbahn & Rent4Ring GmbH & Co. KG), Burg Lahneck (in Lahnstein) and Essen (Abenteuer NRW, Villa Hugel, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof, stop by Haribo Fabrikverkauf, stroll around Nordstern Park, and have fun at Burscheider Bad.

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Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Cologne

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Rostock

— 4 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Sankt Marien Kirche and Warnemunde Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Stralsunder Rathaus. Change things up with these side-trips from Rostock: Travemunde (in Lubeck), Stralsund (St. Nicholas' Church, Stralsund & St. Marienkirche) and Schwerin (Schwerin Cathedral & Staatliches Museum Schwerin). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ostseebad Warnemunde, identify plant and animal life at Vogelpark Marlow, and visit a coastal fixture at Warnemunde Lighthouse.

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Getting from Cologne to Rostock by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rostock

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

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.