10-Day Germany Road Trip from Cologne to Hamburg, Berlin, Pegnitz & Munich

Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Starts in
Cologne
Ends in
Cologne
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 10-day road trip through Germany.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Germany. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Pegnitz, Munich, Schwangau, and Stuttgart.

We'll help you experience the best 10 days in Germany you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Germany at Cologne, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Germany, including the stunning Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will automatically assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as Marienplatz in the region of Munich. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Cologne Cathedral and Europa-Park.

From the spectacular Miniatur Wunderland in the region of Hamburg to the unforgettable Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in the region of Hamburg, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Germany.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Germany, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Germany has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Germany. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 9 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 9 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Germany fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Germany today!

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Included

9 nights hotel
Breakfast
10 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Cologne - city in GermanyCologne
Hamburg - city in GermanyHamburg
Berlin - state in GermanyBerlin
Munich - city in GermanyMunich
Stuttgart - city in GermanyStuttgart
Heidelberg - city in GermanyHeidelberg
Rhineland-Palatinate - state in GermanyRhineland-Palatinate

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Attractions

Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyOld Market
Museum Ludwig, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMuseum Ludwig
Rhine Garden, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyRhine Garden
Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden
Cologne Chocolate Museum, Altstadt-Süd, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Chocolate Museum
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Topography of TerrorTopography of Terror
Berlin Zoological GardenBerlin Zoological Garden
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
BMW WeltBMW Welt
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
Allianz Arena, Bezirksteil Freimann, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyAllianz Arena
OlympiaparkOlympiapark München
Hohenschwangau CastleHohenschwangau Castle
MarienplatzMarienplatz
Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle
Europa-ParkEuropa-Park
Schlossplatz, Oberer Schlossgarten, Stuttgart-Mitte, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanySchlossplatz
Mercedes-Benz MuseumMercedes-Benz Museum
Heidelberg Palace, Altstadt, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyHeidelberg Palace
Ehrenbreitstein FortressEhrenbreitstein Fortress
Deutsches EckDeutsches Eck

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Travel dates
Oct 2 - Oct 11

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Day 1

Day 1 in Cologne - Arrival Day

  • Cologne - Arrival Day
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  • Old Market
  • Museum Ludwig
  • Rhine Garden
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible city of Cologne. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Cologne, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Cologne has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Old Market. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,689 visitors.

Rhine Garden is another popular attraction in the city of Cologne. This unforgettable attraction is a fountain and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,079 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Cologne is Museum Ludwig. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,953 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne, Craftbeer Corner Coeln. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne is Gruber's. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 625 customers.

Locals recommend Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,484 customers.

Cologne also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Cologne is Craftbeer Corner Coeln. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Cologne is Toddy Tapper. This bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 590 customers.

Locals also enjoy ONA MOR Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 548 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 10-day vacation in Germany!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Cologne

  • Cologne
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  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Cologne Zoological Garden
  • Cologne Chocolate Museum
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Cologne. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Cologne Chocolate Museum, Cologne Zoological Garden, Cologne Cathedral, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Cologne is Cologne Chocolate Museum. This incredible attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 27,172 visitors.

Cologne Zoological Garden is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Cologne. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 27,172 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Cologne is Cologne Cathedral. This amazing attraction is a catholic cathedral and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 55,420 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Cologne.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne, like Gilden im Zims. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,823 customers.

Gaststätte Lommerzheim is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Cologne. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,487 customers.

Locals enjoy Jameson Pub Cologne, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Cologne. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,308 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Cologne, Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,484 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Gilden im Zims. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,823 customers.

Gaststätte Lommerzheim is another of the best bars in the city of Cologne. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,487 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Germany!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
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Day 3 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Miniatur Wunderland, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alter Elbtunnel, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Hamburg is the amazing Miniatur Wunderland. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 65,626 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. This concert hall has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 60,787 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Hamburg is the outstanding Alter Elbtunnel. This road tunnel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,610 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Hamburg, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try estancia steaks, one of the best restaurants in the city of Hamburg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,416 customers.

Locals also recommend Hanoi Deli Rathaus as one of the best restaurants in the city of Hamburg. Hanoi Deli Rathaus is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,380 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Hamburg is Brücke 10. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,069 customers.

After dinner, visit Le Lion • Bar de Paris, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,224 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Chug Club. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 734 customers.

Alternatively, Skyline Bar 20up is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,995 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Germany!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • East Side Gallery
  • Topography of Terror
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Day 4 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Alexanderplatz, East Side Gallery, Potsdamer Platz, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Alexanderplatz. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 178,699 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible East Side Gallery. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,902 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Berlin is the outstanding Potsdamer Platz. This square has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 49,752 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Berlin, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Maximilians Berlin, one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,853 customers.

Locals also recommend Dreh-Restaurant Sphere im Berliner Fernsehturm as one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin. Dreh-Restaurant Sphere im Berliner Fernsehturm is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,375 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin is BrewDog Berlin Mitte. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,557 customers.

After dinner, visit LIMONADIER Cocktailbar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 902 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Restaurant Maximilians Berlin. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,853 customers.

Alternatively, BrewDog Berlin Mitte is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,557 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Berlin and Pegnitz

  • Berlin
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  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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Day 5 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Zoological Garden, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This attraction is a holocaust memorial and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 41,256 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Brandenburg Gate. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 133,745 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Berlin is the outstanding Berlin Zoological Garden. This zoo has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 51,995 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Pegnitz, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try E-Fun-Park Pottenstein, one of the best restaurants in the city of Pegnitz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 649 customers.

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Day 6

Day 6 in Munich

  • Munich
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  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Victuals Market
  • Allianz Arena
  • Olympiapark München
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Day 6 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Allianz Arena, English Garden, BMW Welt, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Munich is the amazing Allianz Arena. This attraction is an association football venue and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 55,720 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible English Garden. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 53,555 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Munich is the outstanding BMW Welt. This music venue has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 24,937 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Munich, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Hofbräuhaus München, one of the best restaurants in the city of Munich. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

Locals also recommend Schneider Bräuhaus München as one of the best restaurants in the city of Munich. Schneider Bräuhaus München is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 9,282 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Munich is Augustiner Klosterwirt GmbH. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,224 customers.

After dinner, visit Hofbräuhaus München, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Munich. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Schneider Bräuhaus München. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 9,282 customers.

Alternatively, Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Munich. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,885 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 in Munich, Schwangau, and Stuttgart

  • Munich
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  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Marienplatz
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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Day 7 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Munich is the amazing Marienplatz. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 93,006 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Stuttgart.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Delphi, one of the best restaurants in the city of Stuttgart. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 861 customers.

Locals also recommend Carls Brauhaus as one of the best restaurants in the city of Stuttgart. Carls Brauhaus is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,666 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Stuttgart is Constanzer Wirtshaus. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,137 customers.

After dinner, visit Der KofferRaum - Cocktailbar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Stuttgart. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 651 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Schwarz Weiß Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 651 customers.

Alternatively, Vetter's Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Stuttgart. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,422 customers.

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Day 8

Day 8 in Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart
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  • Europa-Park
  • Schlossplatz
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
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One of the best travel destinations in the region of Stuttgart is Europa-Park. This amazing attraction is an amusement park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 136,605 visitors.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like ABACCO'S STEAKHOUSE Stuttgart. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,830 customers. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,606 customers. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,422 customers. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,229 customers. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,850 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Stuttgart is HANS IM GLÜCK - HEILBRONN Sülmercity. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,799 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Stuttgart!

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Day 9

Day 9 in Heidelberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Cologne

  • Cologne
  • Heidelberg
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
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  • Heidelberg Palace
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Deutsches Eck
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Germany on day 9 of your road trip.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Cologne.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne, Servus Colonia Alpina. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,757 customers.

Locals recommend The Little Steakhouse as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne. The Little Steakhouse is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,631 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne is Max Stark. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,193 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Cologne, Jameson Pub Cologne. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,308 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Max Stark. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,193 customers.

Papa Joe's Jazz Bar is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Cologne. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,431 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Germany with a toast!

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Day 10

Day 10 in Cologne - Departure Day

  • Cologne - Departure Day
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Day 10 of your road trip through Germany is your departure day.

You’ll then say farewell to Germany and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Germany!

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