31 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
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Rothenburg
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 3 nights
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 5 nights
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Dresden
— 5 nights
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Munich — 4 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich travel route site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Munich is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get much colder in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 5 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, and don't miss a visit to Altstadt.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and admire the landmark architecture of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.
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Trier — 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), make a trip to Kaiserthermen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Trier road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Trier are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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

Traveling by car from Trier to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
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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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, make a trip to Rathausmarkt, and take a stroll through Reeperbahn.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hamburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin — 5 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dresden are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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