11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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Train
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Train
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Mannheim
— 2 nights
Train
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Cologne
— 1 night
Drive
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Bremen
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin
— 1 night
Drive
7
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich
— 2 nights
Fly

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Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik - Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary maker tool.

Frankfurt to Stuttgart is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Mannheim.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mannheim

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, then steep yourself in history at Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline), and finally walk around Luisenpark. On the next day, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), stop by Altstadt (Old Town), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Paradeplatz.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mannheim trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Mannheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mannheim are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Cologne

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 11th (Sat), visit Historic Old Town, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cologne online attractions planner.

Getting from Mannheim to Cologne by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bremen.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods · Museums
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Bremen

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), then explore the galleries of Dom-Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bremen day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cologne to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hamburg

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 13th (Mon): stop by Alster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Berlin

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, then take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dresden journey builder.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
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Munich

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the activities along Starnberger See, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.