8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hamburg
— 1 day
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Cologne
— 1 night
Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport

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Hamburg

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg day trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Berlin

— 3 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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Munich

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich online road trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Cologne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

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Highlights from your trip

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.