9 days in Germany Itinerary

9 days in Germany Itinerary

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9 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h
1
Fussen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trier
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Take a break from the city and head to Partnachklamm and Zugspitze. Shop till you drop at Sennerei Lehern and Schoenegger Kaese Alm. When in Fussen, make a side trip to see Linderhof Palace in Ettal, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau and stop by Fussen Feuerhaus.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fussen trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Fussen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schoenegger Kaese Alm, Sennerei Lehern, Linderhof Palace, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Rodertor, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, wander the streets of Old Town, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner .

You can drive from Fussen to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then stop by Rituals, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt and Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam). Appreciate the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. There's much more to do: stop by Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, admire the striking features of German Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at DDR Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Trier to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

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