6 days in Germany Itinerary

6 days in Germany Itinerary

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6 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Hamburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hamburg is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip maker site.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 23rd (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg day trip website.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seinsheimer Schloss
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Das Plonlein ©
Das Plonlein

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip app.

Drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ettal
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

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Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at The Eagle's Nest, then browse the exhibits of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

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