21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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21 days in Germany Itinerary

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

5
nights
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

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 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of subway, 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 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Fussen

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, explore the historical opulence of Pillnitz Castle & Park, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dresden holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Fussen to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Bad Schandau
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

3
nights
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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, admire the natural beauty at Park Planten un Blomen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

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 car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 69°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.

Things to do in Hamburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen
Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

6
nights
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, steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 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.

Things to do in Berlin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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