8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Berlin
— 1 night
Train
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Hamburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Soltau
— 1 night
Drive
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Bremerhaven
— 1 night
Drive
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Bremen
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Berlin

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Hamburg

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

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 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hamburg attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Soltau.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums

Soltau

— 1 night
Soltau is a mid-sized town in the Lüneburg Heath in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany.Coat of armsThe coat of arms of Soltau shows the lion of the Welf dynasty behind a red city gate. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Lüneburg Heath, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Becklingen War Cemetery, and finally get curious at Felto.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Soltau road trip planning app.

Drive from Hamburg to Soltau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Soltau, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bremerhaven.

Things to do in Soltau

Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bremerhaven

— 1 night
Though often overshadowed by its larger and better-known neighbor of Bremen, Bremerhaven has its own distinct identity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Platform SAIL City, visit a coastal fixture at Simon-Loschen-Leuchtturm, then don't miss a visit to Schleuse Neuer Hafen, then explore the engaging exhibits at Phanomenta, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Container-Aussichtsturm.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bremerhaven travel route planner.

You can drive from Soltau to Bremerhaven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. In October in Bremerhaven, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Bremerhaven

Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums

Bremen

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Bremen Photography Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), then ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, then don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt, and finally stroll around Burgerpark.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bremen trip planner.

You can drive from Bremerhaven to Bremen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Munich

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then stroll around English Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bremen to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.