10 days in Germany Itinerary

10 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany visit planner
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Berlin
— 2 nights
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Dresden
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Berlin — 2 nights

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.
Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and DDR Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

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Helsinki, Finland to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

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Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Rathaus-Glockenspiel are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Welt, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

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Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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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 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally wander the streets of Altstadt.

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You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
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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 (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

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You can fly from Rothenburg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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