11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Munich
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Cologne

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cologne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Cologne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Cologne to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and then ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 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 · Historic Sites
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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.
Attractions like Reichstag Building and Pergamonmuseum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 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 · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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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.
Kids will enjoy Marienplatz and Nymphenburg Palace. There's much more to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. 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 · Parks
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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.