19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Moncton
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hohenschwangau
— 3 nights
Drive + Train:  5​h 15​min
6
Cologne
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Moncton

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.
Family-friendly places like Miniatur Wunderland and Tierpark Hagenbeck will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip builder site .

Moncton, Canada to Hamburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Moncton to Hamburg. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

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.
Attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Attractions like Flussbad Hainbadestelle and Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Marienburg Fortress, & more) and Margarete Steiff Museum (in Giengen an der Brenz). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Margarete Steiff Museum, Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal, Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Highlights from your plan
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal ©
Mineralfreibad Oberes Bottwartal
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

3
nights
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hohenschwangau: Oberammergau (Pilatushaus & Geburtshaus von Ludwig Thoma). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, and take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hohenschwangau trip planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Hohenschwangau sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Schwangau, Bavaria, Oberammergau, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 8th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Phantasialand and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koelner Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and train from Hohenschwangau to Cologne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

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