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
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Hamburg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly + subway:  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, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder app .

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 when traveling from San Francisco to Munich is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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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. 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

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ettal, Breitachklamm, Zugspitze
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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). 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, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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 Speicherstadt, 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, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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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, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and examine the collection at Pergamon Museum.

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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.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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