21 days in Germany & Upper Hutt Itinerary

21 days in Germany & Upper Hutt Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
5
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
— 4 nights

4
nights
Munich, Germany

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 Deutsches Museum and Nymphenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary app.

Wellington, New Zealand to Munich is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wellington in November: high temperatures in Munich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

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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nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Nuernberg, don't miss a visit to Weissgerbergasse, thensteep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg sightseeing planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Schmiedgasse, make a trip to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, thentake a stroll through Altstadt, thenlook for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, make a trip to Hofkirche, thentake in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and finally admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kids will enjoy Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin vacation planner.

Getting from Cologne to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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Hamburg, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, thenget to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally stop by Kaufhaus Hamburg.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Upper Hutt.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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nights
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Upper Hutt ©
Upper Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.GeographyUpper Hutt is approximately 30 km north-east of Wellington. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Southward Car Museum and Pataka Art + Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Upper Hutt: Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours (in Waikanae), Carterton (Wallowing Heights & Waiohine Gorge Suspension Bridge) and Paraparaumu (Kapiti Island Eco Experience, Kapiti Miniature Railway, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, get great views at Wainui Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitireia Park, and stroll around Battle Hill Farm Forest Park.

You can plan Upper Hutt trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamburg to Upper Hutt. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Hamburg to Upper Hutt due to the time zone difference. In November, Upper Hutt is somewhat warmer than Hamburg - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Upper Hutt

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paraparaumu, Porirua, Carterton, Masterton, Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours
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Kapiti Island Eco Experience ©
Kapiti Island Eco Experience
Pataka Art + Museum ©
Pataka Art + Museum
Pukaha National Wildlife Centre ©
Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

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