13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Train:  2 h 45 min
1
Cologne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Tubingen
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Socialism Documentation Center. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower, and finally look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt). On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, don't miss a visit to KölnTriangle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kölner Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at National Socialism Documentation Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cologne travel planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cologne is an approximately 3-hour car. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Dusseldorf
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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 sightseeing, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, browse the eclectic array of goods at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt, admire the striking features of Asam's Church, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich online itinerary creator.

Getting from Cologne to Munich by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Munich is little chillier than Cologne - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tubingen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Tubingen

Tubingen ©
Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Monrepos, see the interesting displays at Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, and then make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz). On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at OUTLETCITY METZINGEN, then explore the historical opulence of Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss), then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Hohenzollern, and finally admire the striking features of Tuebingen Rathaus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tubingen itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munich to Tubingen in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tubingen can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Tubingen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ludwigsburg, Outletcity Metzingen, Burg Hohenzollern
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Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Market Square (Marktplatz)
Market Square (Marktplatz)
Tuebingen Rathaus ©
Tuebingen Rathaus

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring the collection at Museum Island. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Berlin Wall Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Tubingen to Berlin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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