10-Day Germany Road Trip from Free and Hanseatic Hamburg to Cologne, Baden-Württemberg, Schwangau & Munich

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Starts in
Free and Hanseatic Hamburg
Ends in
Free and Hanseatic Hamburg
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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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 Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, Cologne, Baden-Württemberg, Schwangau, Munich, Pegnitz, Dresden, 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 Hamburg, 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 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg to the unforgettable Miniatur Wunderland in the region of Free and Hanseatic 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

Hamburg - city in GermanyHamburg
Cologne - city in GermanyCologne
North Rhine-Westphalia - state in GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Baden-Württemberg - region in GermanyBaden-Württemberg
Munich - city in GermanyMunich
Berlin - state in GermanyBerlin
Dresden - city in GermanyDresden
Brandenburg - state in GermanyBrandenburg

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Attractions

Hamburg DungeonHamburg Dungeon
Stadtpark
St. Michael's Church, Neustadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanySt Michael's Church
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Alter Elbtunnel
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
PhantasialandPhantasialand
Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral
Europa-ParkEuropa-Park
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
Hohenschwangau CastleHohenschwangau Castle
MarienplatzMarienplatz
Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle
BMW WeltBMW Welt
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Eisbachwelle
Allianz Arena, Bezirksteil Freimann, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyAllianz Arena
OlympiaparkOlympiapark München
ZwingerZwinger
Sanssouci PalaceSanssouci Park
Berlin Zoological GardenBerlin Zoological Garden
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
Berlin Wall Memorial, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Wall Memorial

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Travel dates
Oct 4 - Oct 13

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Day 1

Day 1 in Hamburg - Arrival Day

  • Hamburg - Arrival Day
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  • Hamburg Dungeon
  • Stadtpark
  • St Michael's Church
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. 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 Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Free and Hanseatic Hamburg has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Stadtpark. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,394 visitors.

St. Michael's Church is another popular attraction in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This unforgettable attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,283 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is Hamburg Dungeon. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,824 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, estancia steaks. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,416 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is Hanoi Deli Rathaus. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,380 customers.

Locals recommend Brücke 10 as one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,069 customers.

Free and Hanseatic Hamburg also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is Le Lion • Bar de Paris. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,224 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is The Chug Club. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 734 customers.

Locals also enjoy Skyline Bar 20up. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,995 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Free and Hanseatic Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Planten un Blomen
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Planten un Blomen, Alter Elbtunnel, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is Planten un Blomen. This incredible attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 18,476 visitors.

Alter Elbtunnel is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,476 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. This amazing attraction is a concert hall and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 60,787 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, like Heimathafen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,912 customers.

Skyline Bar 20up is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,995 customers.

Locals enjoy Brooklyn Burger Bar, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,481 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, Brooklyn Burger Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,481 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like NAGEL Restaurant und Kneipe. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,360 customers.

Irish Pub in the Fleetenkieker is another of the best bars in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,537 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 North Rhine-Westphalia and Cologne

  • Cologne
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
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  • Phantasialand
  • Cologne Cathedral
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Day 3 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

You could then travel to the amazing Cologne Cathedral in the city of Cologne for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a catholic cathedral and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 55,420 visitors.

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 4

Day 4 in Baden-Württemberg

  • Baden-Württemberg
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  • Europa-Park
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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 Baden-Württemberg 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.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Baden-Württemberg, 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 Delphi, one of the best restaurants in the city of Baden-Württemberg. 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 Baden-Württemberg. 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 Baden-Württemberg 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 Baden-Württemberg. 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 Baden-Württemberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,422 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Schwangau and Munich

  • Munich
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  • Victuals Market
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Marienplatz
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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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.

You could then travel to Victuals Market for some unforgettable sightseeing in the region of Munich. This popular attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 51,795 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in the region of Munich is Marienplatz. This outstanding square has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 93,006 visitors.

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 6

Day 6 in Munich and Pegnitz

  • Munich
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  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Eisbachwelle
  • 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 Eisbachwelle, English Garden, BMW Welt, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Munich is the amazing Eisbachwelle. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,272 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 Landkreis Bayreuth, 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 Landkreis Bayreuth. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 649 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 in Dresden, Brandenburg, and Berlin

  • Berlin
  • Dresden
  • Brandenburg
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  • Zwinger
  • Sanssouci Park
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Day 7 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 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 8

Day 8 in Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • East Side Gallery
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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On day 8 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 East Side Gallery, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Brandenburg Gate, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Berlin is East Side Gallery. This incredible attraction is an art museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,902 visitors.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe 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 43,902 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Berlin is Brandenburg Gate. This amazing attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 133,745 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.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Berlin and Free and Hanseatic Hamburg

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
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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 Alexanderplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, 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 Gendarmenmarkt. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,962 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 Free and Hanseatic 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 NAGEL Restaurant und Kneipe, one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,360 customers.

Locals also recommend Fischereihafen Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. Fischereihafen Restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,177 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is NOM vietnamese fusion food. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,783 customers.

After dinner, visit Tower Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,413 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Thämer's. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,245 customers.

Alternatively, Krameramtsstuben is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,192 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Hamburg - Departure Day

  • Hamburg - 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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