11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Cologne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Houston

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 6th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne road trip site .

Houston, USA to Cologne is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In March, Cologne is cooler than Houston - with highs of 51°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, shop like a local with Schack-Galerie, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Munich, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

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

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin journey maker website .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg route planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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