10-Day Germany Road Trip from Dresden to Pegnitz, Munich, Schwangau & Mindelheim

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Starts in
Dresden
Ends in
Dresden
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 Dresden, Pegnitz, Munich, Schwangau, Mindelheim, Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin.

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 Dresden, 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 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

Dresden - city in GermanyDresden
Munich - city in GermanyMunich
Landkreis Unterallgäu
Stuttgart - city in GermanyStuttgart
Cologne - city in GermanyCologne
Heidelberg - city in GermanyHeidelberg
Rhineland-Palatinate - state in GermanyRhineland-Palatinate
Hamburg - city in GermanyHamburg
North Rhine-Westphalia - state in GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Berlin - state in GermanyBerlin

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Attractions

Zoo DresdenZoo Dresden
Golden Rider, Innere Neustadt, Neustadt, Dresden, Saxony, GermanyGolden Rider
Pillnitz Castle, Hosterwitz/Pillnitz, Loschwitz, Dresden, Saxony, GermanyPillnitz Castle
ZwingerZwinger
Semperoper DresdenSemperoper Dresden
Brühl's GardenBrühl's Terrace
Frauenkirche DresdenFrauenkirche Dresden
BMW Museum, Bezirksteil Am Riesenfeld, Milbertshofen-Am Hart, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyBMW Museum
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
MarienplatzMarienplatz
BMW WeltBMW Welt
Hohenschwangau CastleHohenschwangau Castle
OlympiaparkOlympiapark München
Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle
Europa-ParkEuropa-Park
Schlossplatz, Oberer Schlossgarten, Stuttgart-Mitte, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanySchlossplatz
Heidelberg Palace, Altstadt, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyHeidelberg Palace
Ehrenbreitstein FortressEhrenbreitstein Fortress
Deutsches EckDeutsches Eck
PhantasialandPhantasialand
Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Alter Elbtunnel
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Travel dates
Oct 2 - Oct 11

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Day 1

Day 1 in Dresden - Arrival Day

  • Dresden - Arrival Day
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  • Zoo Dresden
  • Golden Rider
  • Pillnitz Castle
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible city of Dresden. 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 Dresden, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Dresden has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Zoo Dresden. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,615 visitors.

Pillnitz Castle is another popular attraction in the city of Dresden. This unforgettable attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,500 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Dresden is Golden Rider. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,528 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden, HANS IM GLÜCK - DRESDEN Altmarkt. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,391 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden is L'Osteria. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,368 customers.

Locals recommend Shamrock Irish Bar & Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,555 customers.

Dresden also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Dresden is HANS IM GLÜCK - DRESDEN Altmarkt. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,391 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Dresden is Shamrock Irish Bar & Restaurant. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,555 customers.

Locals also enjoy Nightfly shisha and cocktail. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,337 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Dresden and Pegnitz

  • Dresden
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  • Zwinger
  • Semperoper Dresden
  • Brühl's Terrace
  • Frauenkirche Dresden
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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 Frauenkirche Dresden, Brühl's Terrace, Zwinger, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Dresden is the amazing Frauenkirche Dresden. This attraction is a church building and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 25,609 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Brühl's Terrace. This tourist attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,320 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Dresden is the outstanding Zwinger. This palace has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,455 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 3

Day 3 in Munich

  • Munich
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  • BMW Museum
  • English Garden
  • Victuals Market
  • Allianz Arena
  • Marienplatz
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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 Allianz Arena, BMW Museum, English Garden, 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 BMW Museum. This automobile museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,732 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Munich is the outstanding English Garden. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 53,555 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 4

Day 4 in Munich, Schwangau, and Mindelheim

  • Landkreis Unterallgäu
  • Munich
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  • BMW Welt
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Olympiapark München
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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Day 4 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 Olympiapark München. This attraction is an olympic park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 54,515 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.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart
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  • Europa-Park
  • Schlossplatz
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Germany on day 5 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore in the region of Stuttgart is Europa-Park. This excellent attraction is an amusement park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 136,605 visitors.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Stuttgart, Der KofferRaum - Cocktailbar. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 651 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Schwarz Weiß Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 651 customers.

Vetter's Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus is a popular bar 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.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Heidelberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Cologne

  • Cologne
  • Heidelberg
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
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  • Heidelberg Palace
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Deutsches Eck
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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 also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Cologne.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Craftbeer Corner Coeln, one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

Locals also recommend Gruber's as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne. Gruber's is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 625 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne is Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,484 customers.

After dinner, visit Craftbeer Corner Coeln, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Cologne. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Toddy Tapper. This bar has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 590 customers.

Alternatively, ONA MOR Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Cologne. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 548 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Hamburg

  • Cologne
  • Hamburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
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  • Phantasialand
  • Cologne Cathedral
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Germany on day 7 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Cologne is Cologne Cathedral. This excellent attraction is a catholic cathedral that has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 55,420 visitors.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Hamburg, Le Lion • Bar de Paris. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,224 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like The Chug Club. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 734 customers.

Skyline Bar 20up is a popular bar 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 8

Day 8 in Hamburg and Berlin

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • East Side Gallery
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
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Day 8 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.

You could then travel to the amazing East Side Gallery in the region of Berlin for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is an art museum and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,902 visitors.

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

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 9

Day 9 in Berlin and Dresden

  • Dresden
  • Berlin
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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Day 9 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 Brandenburg Gate, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Potsdamer Platz, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Brandenburg Gate. This attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 133,745 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 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 Dresden, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Luisenhof, Dresden, one of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,856 customers.

Locals also recommend Coselpalais - Restaurant & Grand Café as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden. Coselpalais - Restaurant & Grand Café is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,195 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dresden is Ristorante "Mamma Mia". This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,013 customers.

After dinner, visit Wohnzimmer Dresden, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Dresden. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Zapfanstalt. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 699 customers.

Alternatively, Irish Fiddler is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Dresden. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 670 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Dresden - Departure Day

  • Dresden - 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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