7 days in Germany Itinerary

7 days in Germany Itinerary

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7 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Hamburg
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Paderborn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online journey planner .

Paderborn to Hamburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin holiday planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

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

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night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner.

You can take a train from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Frankfurt, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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