11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany travel route planner

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train to Würzburg Hbf, Taxi to Rothenburg
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive
5
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive
6
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hamburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamburg visit planning site.

New York City, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hamburg is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Hamburg: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T..

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hamburg to Rothenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Munich

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich visit planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Berchtesgaden

— 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church, then steep yourself in history at The Eagle's Nest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

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Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 21st (Wed), browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dresden day trip website.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Dresden in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

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Berlin

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

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Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.