12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Hangzhou
Taxi + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  5 h
3
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  16 h 30 min
End: Hangzhou

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) and Boxoffberlin. Let the collections at Pergamon Museum and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Pfaueninsel, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and meet the residents at Zoo Berlin.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool .

Hangzhou, China to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hangzhou to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

1
night
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 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg road trip planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, look for gifts at maennERsache, then examine the collection at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), then stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hamburg to Rothenburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Reichsstadtmuseum ©
Reichsstadtmuseum
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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.
Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Ingo Maurer Showroom. You'll explore and learn at Deutsches Museum and Nymphenburg Palace. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Strandbad St. Alban in Diessen, approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at English Garden and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roberto Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Roberto Beach, Strandbad St. Alban
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden

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