13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner

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Stuttgart
— 1 day
Train
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Bielefeld
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights

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Stuttgart

— 1 day

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 7th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, walk around Hohenpark Killesberg, then get a taste of the local shopping with Konigstrasse, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Stuttgart. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cologne holiday app.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bielefeld.

Things to do in Cologne

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Bielefeld

— 1 night
Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at H2O Herford, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, then step into the grandiose world of Sparrenburg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bielefeld trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Bielefeld takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bielefeld

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Bielefeld to Hamburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Berlin

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Stuttgart

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) & Schloss Heidelberg), Rothenburg (Markusturm and Buttelhaus, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more) and Lichtentaler Allee (in Baden-Baden). Enjoy Stuttgart some more: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Stuttgart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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.