12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 2 nights
2
Berlin
— 2 nights
3
Dresden
— 1 night
4
Rothenburg
— 1 night
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
6
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
7
Munich
— 3 nights

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Hamburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hamburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Hamburg, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Hamburg at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

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Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland

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Berlin

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin visit website.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Dresden.

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Dresden

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 22nd (Sun), browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Bruehlsche Terrasse ©
Bruehlsche Terrasse

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then make a trip to Das Plonlein, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

Start your trip to Rothenburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Rothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel route planning app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©

Germany's Mountain Gem

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 (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, get great views at The Eagle's Nest, and then go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden.

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

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden ©
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

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Munich

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.
On the 26th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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