11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  12​h
1
Cologne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cologne holiday maker tool .

Atlanta, USA to Cologne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Cologne reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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 23rd (Sat): stroll around Planten un Blomen, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and then ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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