11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Porto

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Dialog in Silence, then get engrossed in the history at Krameramtswohnungen (Flats for Small Trader's Guild), then wander the streets of Deichstrasse, and finally stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then explore the world behind art at Panoptikum, and then examine the collection at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg holiday planning website .

Porto, Portugal to Hamburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto in June since evenings lows in Hamburg dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Dialog in Silence ©
Dialog in Silence
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Deichstrasse ©
Deichstrasse

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) and Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden. Explore hidden gems such as Pillnitz Castle & Park and Neustadt. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, don't miss a visit to Neumarkt, take in panoramic vistas at Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche, and brush up on your military savvy at Military History Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden route builder tool .

Getting from Hamburg to Dresden by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) ©
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Pillnitz Castle & Park ©
Pillnitz Castle & Park

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alpspitz-Wellenbad and Iron Bridge Partnachklamm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ottobeuren Abbey and Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Maria-Hilf-Kirche (in Murnau) and Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Richard-Strauss-Institut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Werdenfels Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Martin.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Dresden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ottobeuren Abbey, St. Peter und Paul, Maria-Hilf-Kirche, Alpseebad
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Richard-Strauss-Institut ©
Richard-Strauss-Institut
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Alpspitz-Wellenbad ©
Alpspitz-Wellenbad

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), then browse the collection at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Neckar River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tiergarten Worms, then steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche, and finally walk around Neckarwiese Heidelberg.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg vacation planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Heidelberg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heidelberg, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tiergarten Worms
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Tiergarten Worms ©
Tiergarten Worms
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet
Dicker Turm (Schloss) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss)

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