10-Day Germany Road Trip from Nuremberg to Mainz, Cologne, Dortmund & Hamburg

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Starts in
Nuremberg
Ends in
Nuremberg
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 Nuremberg, Mainz, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Berlin, Pegnitz, Schwangau, and Munich.

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 Nuremberg, 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 English Garden and Allianz Arena.

From the spectacular Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in the region of Hamburg to the unforgettable Miniatur Wunderland 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

Nuremberg - city in GermanyNuremberg
Rhineland-Palatinate - state in GermanyRhineland-Palatinate
Baden-Württemberg - region in GermanyBaden-Württemberg
Dortmund - city in GermanyDortmund
Cologne - city in GermanyCologne
North Rhine-Westphalia - state in GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Hamburg - city in GermanyHamburg
Berlin - state in GermanyBerlin
Munich - city in GermanyMunich

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Attractions

Toy Museum, Altstadt, St. Sebald, Nuremberg, Bavaria, GermanyToy Museum
Nuremberg ZooNürnberg Zoo
Germanisches NationalmuseumGermanisches Nationalmuseum
Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally GroundsDocumentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds
KongresshalleKongresshalle
Imperial Castle of NurembergImperial Castle of Nuremberg
Handwerkerhof Nuremberg, Altstadt, St. Lorenz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, GermanyHandwerkerhof Nuremberg
Europa-ParkEuropa-Park
Rheinaue Park, Hochkreuz, Bad Godesberg, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyRheinaue Park
PhantasialandPhantasialand
Cologne CathedralCologne Cathedral
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Alter Elbtunnel
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Berlin CathedralBerlin Cathedral
Berlin Zoological GardenBerlin Zoological Garden
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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
Eisbachwelle
Allianz Arena, Bezirksteil Freimann, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyAllianz Arena
OlympiaparkOlympiapark München

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Travel dates
Oct 4 - Oct 13

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Day 1

Day 1 in Nuremberg - Arrival Day

  • Nuremberg - Arrival Day
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  • Toy Museum
  • Nürnberg Zoo
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible city of Nuremberg. 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 Nuremberg, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Nuremberg has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Nürnberg Zoo. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,474 visitors.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum is another popular attraction in the city of Nuremberg. This unforgettable attraction is a national museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,895 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Nuremberg is Toy Museum. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,169 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg, Finnegan's Harp Irish Pub. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,140 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg is Delphi. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,911 customers.

Locals recommend Australian Bar & Kitchen as one of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,629 customers.

Nuremberg also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Nuremberg is Finnegan's Harp Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,140 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Nuremberg is Australian Bar & Kitchen. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,629 customers.

Locals also enjoy Cucina Italiana. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Nuremberg

  • Nuremberg
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  • Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds
  • Kongresshalle
  • Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
  • Handwerkerhof Nuremberg
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Nuremberg. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Kongresshalle, Handwerkerhof Nuremberg, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Nuremberg is Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This incredible attraction is a military museum and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,839 visitors.

Kongresshalle is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Nuremberg. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,839 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Nuremberg is Handwerkerhof Nuremberg. This amazing attraction is a courtyard and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,574 visitors.

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

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg, like Cucina Italiana. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers.

CôCô – Indochine Sushi Nürnberg is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Nuremberg. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,154 customers.

Locals enjoy Bahama Bar y Restaurante, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Nuremberg. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 759 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Nuremberg, bierwerk. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 742 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Bahama Bar y Restaurante. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 759 customers.

Irish Castle Pub is another of the best bars in the city of Nuremberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 680 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 Baden-Württemberg and Mainz

  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Baden-Württemberg
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  • Europa-Park
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Day 3 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 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 4

Day 4 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Dortmund

  • Dortmund
  • Cologne
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
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  • Rheinaue Park
  • Phantasialand
  • Cologne Cathedral
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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 also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Dortmund.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Namu, one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 892 customers.

Locals also recommend 60 Seconds to Napoli as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund. 60 Seconds to Napoli is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,208 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dortmund is Zum Alten Markt. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,074 customers.

After dinner, visit Strobels Dortmund, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Dortmund. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,913 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Wenkers am Markt. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,713 customers.

Alternatively, Atlantico Café is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Dortmund. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,477 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Planten un Blomen
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
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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 Planten un Blomen, Alter Elbtunnel, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Hamburg is the amazing Planten un Blomen. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 18,476 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Alter Elbtunnel. This road tunnel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,610 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.

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.

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Day 6

Day 6 in Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • East Side Gallery
  • Berlin Cathedral
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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 Potsdamer Platz, Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Potsdamer Platz. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 49,752 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 Alexanderplatz. This square has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 178,699 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 and Pegnitz

  • Berlin
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  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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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 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 8

Day 8 in Schwangau and Munich

  • Munich
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  • 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 8 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 9

Day 9 in Munich and Nuremberg

  • Munich
  • Nuremberg
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  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Eisbachwelle
  • Allianz Arena
  • Olympiapark München
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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 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 Nuremberg, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Zum Albrecht Dürer Haus, one of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 522 customers.

Locals also recommend Safran Restaurant Nürnberg - Persische Spezialitäten as one of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg. Safran Restaurant Nürnberg - Persische Spezialitäten is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 477 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Nuremberg is Zur Baumwolle. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 437 customers.

After dinner, visit Gin & Julep Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Nuremberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 242 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Ludwigs Bar & Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 453 customers.

Alternatively, Mata Hari Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Nuremberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 442 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 in Nuremberg - Departure Day

  • Nuremberg - 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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