13 days in Japan & Germany Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Japan & Germany Itinerary

Start: Hermosillo, Mexico
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Hermosillo, Mexico


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3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shirosaki Beach and Marunouchi. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Pola Museum of Art) and Amatsu Shinmeigu Shrine (in Kamogawa). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Hermosillo, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hermosillo to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Hermosillo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamogawa, Hakone-machi
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step out of the city life by going to Müritz Nationalpark and Zoo Berlin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Berlin takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Müritz Nationalpark
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial

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nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get a sense of the local culture at Town Walls and Würzburg Residence. Museum-lovers will appreciate Marienburg Fortress and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Schloss Weikersheim (in Weikersheim), Bamberg (Neue Residenz & Flussbad Hainbadestelle) and Marienkapelle (in Wurzburg). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Berlin to Rothenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Bamberg, St. George Church, Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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