13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 1 night
Drive
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Leipzig
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Hamburg

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Thu), savor a hot drink at Café Elbgold , then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamburg online itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Hamburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in September, with highs in Hamburg at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Tradition & Form, then take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, then take some stellar pictures from Winzer Lutz Muller, and then step into the grandiose world of Fasanenschlosschen Moritzburg.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden online trip planner.

Drive from Hamburg to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Dresden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally look for gifts at Teddyland.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Trier

— 1 night

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Loewen Apotheke, then contemplate the long history of Former Imperial Post, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Antonius. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bischofliche Weinguter Trier and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trier travel route app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. September in Trier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Leipzig

— 3 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum im Stasi-Bunker and Speck's Hof. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naschmarkt and Alter Johannisfriedhof. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Paunsdorf Center, admire the landmark architecture of Romanus Haus, see the interesting displays at Musikinstrumentenmuseum der Universitat Leipzig, and get engrossed in the history at Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leipzig trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Leipzig by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Hamburg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego, stroll through Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, and finally browse the different shops at Hanseviertel. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alsterarkaden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Café Elbgold .

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Hamburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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.