23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cologne
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Rust
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Dresden
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cologne road trip site .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Cologne is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Cologne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in October; daily highs in Cologne reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rust.

Things to do in Cologne

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 4th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rust sightseeing tool .

Getting from Cologne to Rust by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October in Rust, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rust

#Theme Parks
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Take a break from the city and head to Zugspitze and Wank Mountain. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castle). The adventure continues: trek along Hell Valley, step into the grandiose world of Linderhof Palace, and hit the slopes at Alpspitz.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen itinerary planner.

Drive from Rust to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Linderhof Palace, Hell Valley
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Hell Valley ©
Hell Valley
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

2
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park center. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden, don't miss a visit to Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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National Park center ©
National Park center
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines ©
Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

4
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, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Visiting Elbe Sandstone Mountains and Saxon Switzerland National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Zwinger, stop by Tradition & Form, get outside with Schiffsanlegestelle Dresden, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dresden itinerary tool .

You can fly from Munich to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zoo Berlin and Spree. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin holiday builder site .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
StandUpClub Berlin ©
StandUpClub Berlin

3
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Hamburger Kunsthalle, stroll through Hamburg Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

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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 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen

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