23 days in Germany Itinerary

23 days in Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  20 h
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Santiago

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speicherstadt and Marienkirche. Alter Elbtunnel and Buddenbrookhaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (An der Obertrave, Lubeck Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, and examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Santiago, Chile to Hamburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Hamburg. julio in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lubeck
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St. Petri zu Lubeck ©
St. Petri zu Lubeck
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Palais. Do some cultural sightseeing at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin and East Side Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Neue Kammern, Sanssouci Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and Albertinum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Neues Grünes Gewölbe and Schwedenlocher. Venture out of the city with trips to Bad Schandau (Kuhstall, Personenaufzug Bad Schandau, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, and get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dresden trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In agosto, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bad Schandau, Schwedenlocher
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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt and Marktplatz. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Town Walls and Fortress Marienberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Neumuenster & Schloss Veitshöchheim). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at German Christmas Museum, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rothenburg using our trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In agosto, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Marktplatz
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Visit Hohes Schloss and St. Koloman for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Alpspitz and Walchensee. Explore Garmisch-Partenkirchen's surroundings by going to Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Museum der Stadt Fussen, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Riessersee, go for a walk through Ludwigstrasse, get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and examine the collection at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen road trip planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In agosto, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fussen, St. Koloman, Walchensee
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
St. Koloman ©
St. Koloman
Hohes Schloss ©
Hohes Schloss

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden, then don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, then contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Bunkeranlage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Strandbad Ubersee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rauschberg, then walk around Wimbachklamm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In agosto, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rauschberg, Strandbad Ubersee, Wimbachklamm
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Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden
Bunkeranlage ©
Bunkeranlage

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of St Peter's and Starnberger See. Nymphenburg Palace and Andechs Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Regensburg (Altes Rathaus, Basilika St. Emmeram, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in agosto, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Regensburg, Andechs Monastery, Starnberger See
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Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

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