8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Berlin
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dresden are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
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Munich

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Dresden to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hamburg

— 2 nights

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 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rothenburg to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. June in Hamburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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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.