8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 2 nights
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Berlin

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Beer Tastings & Tours. Popular historic sites such as Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

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Kansas City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Hamburg

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Wildpark Schwarze Berge, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, then contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally admire the striking features of Townhall.

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Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hamburg are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hamburg

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Munich

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On your second day here, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.