10-Day Germany Road Trip from Dortmund to Mainz, Stuttgart, Schwangau & Munich

Rombergpark Botanical Garden, Hombruch, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Starts in
Dortmund
Ends in
Dortmund
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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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 Dortmund, Mainz, Stuttgart, Schwangau, Munich, Pegnitz, Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.

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 Dortmund, 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 Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz.

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 Allianz Arena 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

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

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Attractions

Phoenixsee
Dortmund U-Tower, Innenstadt West, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDortmund U-Tower
St. Reinoldi, Innenstadt West, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanySt Reinold's Church
Rombergpark Botanical Garden, Hombruch, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyRombergpark Botanical Garden
German Football Museum, Innenstadt West, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyGerman Football Museum
LWL Industrial Museum Zollern, Lütgendortmund, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyLWL Industrial Museum Zollern
WestfalenparkWestfalenpark
Europa-ParkEuropa-Park
Mercedes-Benz MuseumMercedes-Benz Museum
Hellabrunn Zoo, Bezirksteil Siebenbrunn, Untergiesing-Harlaching, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyHellabrunn Zoo
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
MarienplatzMarienplatz
Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle
BMW WeltBMW Welt
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Allianz Arena, Bezirksteil Freimann, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyAllianz Arena
OlympiaparkOlympiapark München
Berlin Zoological GardenBerlin Zoological Garden
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
Berlin CathedralBerlin Cathedral
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
Berlin Wall Memorial, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Wall Memorial
Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden

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Oct 1 - Oct 10

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Day 1

Day 1 in Dortmund - Arrival Day

  • Dortmund - Arrival Day
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  • Phoenixsee
  • Dortmund U-Tower
  • St Reinold's Church
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible region of Dortmund. 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 region of Dortmund, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Dortmund has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Dortmund U-Tower. This attraction is an office building and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,847 visitors.

St. Reinold's Church is another popular attraction in the region of Dortmund. This unforgettable attraction is a church building and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,370 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the region of Dortmund is Phoenixsee. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,378 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund, Restaurant Namu. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 892 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund is 60 Seconds to Napoli. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,208 customers.

Locals recommend Zum Alten Markt as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,074 customers.

Dortmund also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Dortmund is Strobels Dortmund. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,913 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Dortmund is Wenkers am Markt. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,713 customers.

Locals also enjoy Atlantico Café. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,477 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Dortmund and Mainz

  • Dortmund
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
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  • Rombergpark Botanical Garden
  • German Football Museum
  • LWL Industrial Museum Zollern
  • Westfalenpark
  • More

Day 2 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 German Football Museum, LWL Industrial Museum Zollern, Westfalenpark, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Dortmund is the amazing German Football Museum. This attraction is a sport museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,835 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible LWL Industrial Museum Zollern. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,461 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Dortmund is the outstanding Westfalenpark. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,978 visitors.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Flieten Franz, one of the best restaurants in the city of Mainz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 700 customers.

Locals also recommend Berg Athos as one of the best restaurants in the city of Mainz. Berg Athos is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 511 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Mainz is Altes Brauhaus. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,349 customers.

After dinner, visit Altes Brauhaus, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Mainz. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,349 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Rheinstrand Mainz. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,360 customers.

Alternatively, Strandbar 443 is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Mainz. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,932 customers.

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Day 3

Day 3 in Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart
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  • Europa-Park
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
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Day 3 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 Stuttgart is the amazing Europa-Park. This attraction is an amusement park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 136,605 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 4

Day 4 in Schwangau and Munich

  • Munich
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  • Hellabrunn Zoo
  • Victuals Market
  • Marienplatz
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Germany on day 4 of your road trip.

You could then travel to Hellabrunn Zoo for some unforgettable sightseeing in the region of Munich. This popular attraction is a geozoo and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 28,455 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in the region of Munich is Victuals Market.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Munich, Hofbräuhaus München. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

You could also relax with a drink 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.

Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant is a popular bar 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.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Munich and Pegnitz

  • Munich
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  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Allianz Arena
  • Olympiapark München
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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 English Garden, BMW Welt, Olympiapark München, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Munich is the amazing English Garden. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 53,555 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible BMW Welt. This music venue has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 24,937 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Munich is the outstanding Olympiapark München. This olympic park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 54,515 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 Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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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 Berlin Zoological Garden, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Brandenburg Gate, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Berlin Zoological Garden. This attraction is a zoo and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 51,995 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This holocaust memorial has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 41,256 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Berlin is the outstanding Brandenburg Gate. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 133,745 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 7

Day 7 in Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • East Side Gallery
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On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Berlin. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Alexanderplatz, East Side Gallery, Potsdamer Platz, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Berlin is Alexanderplatz. This incredible attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 178,699 visitors.

East Side Gallery is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Berlin. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 178,699 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Berlin is Potsdamer Platz. This amazing attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 49,752 visitors.

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

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin, like Nante-Eck | Restaurant Berlin Mitte. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,263 customers.

Zur Gerichtslaube is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Berlin. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,868 customers.

Locals enjoy Gasthaus Krombach, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Berlin. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,002 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Berlin, Zur Gerichtslaube. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,868 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like KASCHK by BRLO. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,635 customers.

Alt-Berliner Gasthaus Julchen Hoppe is another of the best bars in the city of Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,661 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Berlin and Hamburg

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • More

Day 8 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 Berlin is the amazing Berlin Wall Memorial. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,888 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Miniatur Wunderland in the region of Hamburg for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a museum and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 65,626 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Hamburg is the outstanding Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. This concert hall has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 60,787 visitors.

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

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.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Cologne and Dortmund

  • Dortmund
  • Cologne
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  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Cologne Zoological Garden
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Day 9 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Dortmund, 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 YUMINI, one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,893 customers.

Locals also recommend FOOD BROTHER as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund. FOOD BROTHER is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,283 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund is Pfefferkorn Dortmund Hoher Wall. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,934 customers.

After dinner, visit Tapas & More, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Dortmund. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 964 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Uncle Tom's. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 678 customers.

Alternatively, Kraftstoff is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Dortmund. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 634 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Dortmund - Departure Day

  • Dortmund - 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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