21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Kelowna
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Cologne
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Rust
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Munich
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Kelowna

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Praetorium, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

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Kelowna, Canada to Cologne is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Cologne is 9 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rust.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Praetorium ©
Praetorium

1
night
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

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Traveling by train from Cologne to Rust takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Popular historic sites such as Altstadt and Würzburg Residence are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Marienberg and St. Lorenz Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Schloss Veitshöchheim (in Wurzburg) and Nuremberg (Kaiserburg Nurnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Rust to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Alpsee.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Alpsee, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpsee ©
Alpsee

5
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.
Get outdoors at English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban. Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, wander the streets of Schwabing, make a trip to Marienplatz, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roberto Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Strandbad St. Alban, Roberto Beach
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miniatur Wunderland and Reeperbahn. Popular historic sites such as Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck, enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Munich to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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