8 days in Berlin, Hamburg & Cologne Itinerary

8 days in Berlin, Hamburg & Cologne Itinerary

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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Cologne
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin journey maker website.

Madrid, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at International Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Alter Schwede, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then wander the streets of Alster, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aachen Cathedral and Eltz Castle. Marksburg and Cologne Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Ludwig Forum), Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden (in Treis-Karden) and Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in Bonn). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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