11 days in Germany Itinerary

11 days in Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  15​h
1
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Berlin
— 3 nights
4
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Cedar Rapids, USA to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Munich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cedar Rapids in October, plan for slightly colder days in Munich, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Marienburg Fortress, admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally make a trip to Schmiedgasse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planning website .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

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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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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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 (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg tour planning site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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