21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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21 days in Germany Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fussen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Dresden
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
Hamburg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Francisco

4
days
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fussen.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
days
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
On the 11th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Zugspitze and then make a trip to Ettal Abbey. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Breitachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fussen road trip planning site .

Drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

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Ettal, Zugspitze, Breitachklamm
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

3
days
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Bad Schandau (Elbe Sandstone Mountains & Basteigebiet). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and admire the striking features of Pillnitz Castle & Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

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Bad Schandau
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

3
days
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Hamburg Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Hamburger Kunsthalle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip site .

Getting from Dresden to Hamburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

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Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen
Hamburg Zoo
Hamburg Zoo
Hamburger Kunsthalle ©
Hamburger Kunsthalle

5
days
Berlin

Berlin ©
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

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Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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