18 days in Copenhagen, Munich & Hamburg Itinerary

18 days in Copenhagen, Munich & Hamburg Itinerary

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18 days in Copenhagen, Munich & Hamburg Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEGWAY TOURS COPENHAGEN. Take a break from the city and head to Eskebjerg Vesterlyng and Slagelse Lystanlaeg. Get some historical perspective at Church of Our Saviour and Frederiksborg Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod) and Kronborg Castle (in Helsingoer). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Christiansborg Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Copenhagen City Hall, take a stroll through Stroeget, and get to know the fascinating history of Christianshavn.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corte Madera, USA to Copenhagen. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Corte Madera in September, you will find days in Copenhagen are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hillerod, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Slagelse Lystanlaeg, Kronborg
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Eskebjerg Vesterlyng ©
Eskebjerg Vesterlyng
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle

6
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Linderhof Palace and Wies Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zugspitze and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Burghausen (Burg zu Burghausen & Gruben). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and ponder the world of politics at Neues Rathaus.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich vacation planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Munich when traveling from Copenhagen in October, with lows around 40°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burghausen, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Linderhof, Lake Chiemsee
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Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Burg zu Burghausen ©
Burg zu Burghausen
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

5
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg as well as Harbor Piers. Get outdoors at Travemunde and Steinbecker Hofladen. Get some cultural insight at Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown). Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Bremen (Roland Statue, Bremen Town Hall (Rathaus), & more) and Holstentor (in Lubeck). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Alster Lakes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Aussenalster, and make a trip to Jungfernstieg.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip generator.

You can fly from Munich to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Steinbecker Hofladen, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
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International Maritime Museum ©
International Maritime Museum
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus
Travemunde ©
Travemunde

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