59 days in Turkey & Germany Itinerary

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Edirne, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Edirne, Turkey — 1 night

Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through Karaagac, then admire the striking features of Uc Serefeli Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Meric River Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip itinerary planning tool.

Istanbul to Edirne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 8 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 5 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Weimar (Schillers Wohnhaus & Goethe National Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dresden takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Dresden, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dresden: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 5 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, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, make a trip to Hamburg Town Hall, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg holiday planning tool.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Hamburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 28th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanischer Garten Leverkusen.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne vacation planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.
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Trier, Germany — 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Change things up with a short trip to Eltz Castle in Wierschem (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Trier trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Trier are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 4 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Town Walls, Schmiedgasse, &more) and Altstadt (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, and make a trip to Hofkirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Trier to Wurzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 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: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tiergarten Nuernberg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg tour builder.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 5 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, and make a trip to Pasabag.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Goreme by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Munich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk, Turkey — 5 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk day trip site.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 3 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, push the limits with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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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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