23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Friedrichshafen
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
Train
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Dusseldorf
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Tierpark Hagenbeck. The adventure continues: walk around Planten un Blomen, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, take in the waterfront at Harbor Piers, and explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg road trip planning website.

Portland, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Hamburg at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, and finally appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally stop by Olmuhle an der Havel.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

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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.
Family-friendly places like English Garden and Frauenkirche will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

3
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Schwangau

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Bring the kids along to Zugspitze and Iron Bridge Partnachklamm. Explore Schwangau's surroundings by going to Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Saint Sebastian Chapel & Partnachklamm). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Schwangau vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Friedrichshafen.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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Friedrichshafen

Reborn after World War II, the town of Friedrichshafen along the shores of Lake Constance feels deeply connected to its natural environment.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen, then make a trip to Buchhornbrunnen Friedrichshafen, and then explore the activities along Lake Constance (Bodensee).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Friedrichshafen trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Friedrichshafen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Friedrichshafen

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, contemplate the long history of Stadtbefestigung (fortifications), then take a stroll through Hauptstrasse mit Fachwerkhauszeile, and finally admire the local landmark of St. Georgs Brunnen. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Johanniskirche, make a trip to Stiftskirche, don't miss a visit to Romanische Kreuzgang, make a trip to Schloss Schillingsfurst, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Langenburg, and finally see the interesting displays at Deutsches Automuseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber tour planner.

Traveling by car from Friedrichshafen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

2
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Baden-Baden

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, and finally cruise along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Baths · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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Dusseldorf

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Family-friendly places like Cologne Cathedral and Jagdschloss Falkenlust will thrill your kids. Explore Dusseldorf's surroundings by going to Phantasialand (in Bruhl) and Cologne (Hohenzollern Bridge & Chocolate Museum). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, look for gifts at Altstadt, take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and wander the streets of Konigsallee.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf online trip maker.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Dusseldorf by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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Hamburg

Gateway to the World

On the 15th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then wander the streets of Alster, and then take a stroll through Reeperbahn. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of U-Bootmuseum and then explore the activities along Alster Lakes.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg travel planner.

You can fly from Dusseldorf to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.