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Hamburg — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Berlin to Hamburg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich — 3 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dresden.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Dresden — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Procession of Princes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden online day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Dresden, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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.