12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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1
Hamburg
— 1 night
2
Munich
— 4 nights
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
4
Dresden
— 1 night
5
Berlin
— 4 nights

1
night
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Townhall, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, and then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hamburg holiday tool.

Berlin to Hamburg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

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Munich

Munich ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Marienplatz and Munich Residenz. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

Plan my day in Munich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in October, Munich is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online trip itinerary builder.

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. October in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then make a trip to Neumarkt.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Dresden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Neumarkt ©
Neumarkt

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Bring the kids along to Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Before you visit Berlin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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