11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Munich
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train
5
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Cologne
— 2 nights
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Munich

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in September, with highs in Munich at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden travel route app.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Die Hackeschen Hoefe, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank Zentrum, then learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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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.
Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Alster and Miniatur Wunderland. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and go all around town with City Tours.

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Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
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Cologne

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Historic Old Town, then examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cologne online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.