11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Schoenau am Koenigssee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + tram + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Port of Hamburg and Room Escape Games. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and don't miss a visit to Townhall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In November, Hamburg is cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Room Escape Games
Travemunde ©
Travemunde

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Deutsches Historisches Museum and then contemplate the long history of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

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

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Victory Column (Siegessaule) ©
Victory Column (Siegessaule)
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg holiday planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Rothenburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Schoenau am Koenigssee.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Das Plonlein ©
Das Plonlein

1
night
Schoenau am Koenigssee

Schoenau am Koenigssee ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, go deep underground at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and then get great views at The Eagle's Nest.

Before you visit Schoenau am Koenigssee, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rothenburg to Schoenau am Koenigssee in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Schoenau am Koenigssee can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Schoenau am Koenigssee

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines ©
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore hidden gems such as Zugspitze and Breitachklamm. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen), Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen online visit planner .

Drive from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Breitachklamm, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Linderhof
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Breitachklamm ©
Breitachklamm

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