Relaxed 14-Day Germany Road Trip from Berlin to Hanover, and Hamburg

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience Germany like never before on this 14-day relaxed road trip, traversing through Berlin, Oranienburg, Potsdam, Michendorf, Hanover, Laatzen, Seelze, Friedrichseck, and Hamburg. This self-drive vacation offers a tranquil journey through the heart-stopping beauty found in Germany.

This self-drive package allows you to travel through picture-perfect landscapes in Germany at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Berlin, Oranienburg, Potsdam, Michendorf, Hanover, Laatzen, Seelze, Friedrichseck, and Hamburg. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 6 nights in Berlin, 3 nights in Hanover, and 4 nights in Hamburg. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Germany.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Germany. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Berlin, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 14-day journey across Germany and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

Experience the essence of leisurely self-drive exploration across Germany with our handpicked selection of accommodations. From relaxed stays at renowned 5-star hotels offering magnificent views to comfortable 3-star options that cater to budget-conscious travelers, we ensure your journey is optimized for relaxation and comfort. Discover the perfect place to stay and unwind as you embark on a laid-back adventure in Germany.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Germany. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Alexanderplatz. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Brandenburg Gate.

Traveling leisurely through Germany means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Miniatur Wunderland. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Enjoy strolling through Germany's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Germany.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Germany. This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Germany's shopping hotspots. Through these experiences, you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover the locals’ way of life and soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Germany.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Germany. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 13 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 14 days of your self-drive road trip in Germany. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 14-day vacation in Germany and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Germany today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Beautiful view of Hamburg city center with town hall and Alster river, Germany.Hamburg / 4 nights
Seelze
Michendorf
Laatzen
Oranienburg
Friedrichseck
Berlin cityscape with Berlin cathedral and Television tower, Germany.Berlin / 6 nights
Potsdam - city in GermanyPotsdam
Photo of panorama of New City Hall in Hannover in a beautiful summer day, Germany.Hanover / 3 nights

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Photo of aerial view of Berlin skyline with famous TV tower at Alexanderplatz  at sunset, Germany.Alexanderplatz
Photo of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on a sunny day, Germany.Brandenburg Gate
Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie
Photo of Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland), Hamburg, Germany.Miniatur Wunderland
Photo of iconic Elbphilharmonie concert hall landmark in Hamburg, Germany.Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Photo of Stone elephants and the arch on the entrance to the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, the biggest zoo in the world by amount of species.Berlin Zoological Garden
Photo of panoramic view at the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany.Potsdamer Platz
photo of view of Heide Park, Soltau, Germany.Heide Park
Photo of Graffiti at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, the East Side Gallery is the longest preserved stretch of the Berlin wall.East Side Gallery
Photo of Holocaust Memorial Berlin Germany Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Germany.Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Photo of Berlin Wall Memorial in Germany.Berlin Wall Memorial
Tierpark HagenbeckTierpark Hagenbeck
Berliner dom at day, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Cathedral
Photo of beautiful view of Chinese House in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci Park
Photo of Old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg, Germany, which connect St Pauli with the docks and shipyards of the Hamburg harbor.Elbe Tunnel
Topography of Terror Gestapo Headquarters Cellar Where Prisoners Tortured Remains of Berlin Wall Public Park Berlin Wall. Wall Separated West from East Berlin from 1961 to 1989.Topography of Terror
Erlebnis-Zoo HannoverHanover Zoo
Facade of the Pergammonmuseum in Berlin. The Pergammon Museum holds a world exhibition of Greek, Roman, Babilonian and Oriental art.Pergamon Museum
Treptower ParkTreptower Park
Großer TiergartenGroßer Tiergarten
photo of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci
Charlottenburg PalaceCharlottenburg Palace
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Victory ColumnSiegessäule
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in BerlinKaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche
Stadtpark
St. Michael's Church, Neustadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanySt Michael's Church
St. Pauli Piers
Herrenhausen Gardens, Herrenhausen, Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, GermanyHerrenhäuser Gärten
Memorial and Museum SachsenhausenMemorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
photo of view of The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at sunrise, GermanyBrandenburg Gate
PanoptikumPanoptikum
Hamburg DungeonHamburg Dungeon
photo of view of traditional Sheepfold in Lueneburg Heath, Germany,Germany Germany.Lüneburg Heath Nature Park
CHOCOVERSUM Chocolate Museum, Altstadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanyCHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ - Hamburgs Schokoladenmuseum
Markthalle, Centre, Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, GermanyMarkthalle
New Palace (Neues Palais) in Sanssouci park in spring, Potsdam, GermanyNeues Palais in Potsdam
St. Nikolai Memorial, Altstadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanySt Nikolai Memorial
Hamburger Kunsthalle, an art museum in Hamburg, GermanyHamburger Kunsthalle
SEA LIFE Hannover, Herrenhausen, Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, GermanySEA LIFE Hannover
photo of view of Grotto in Autumn in the Park Neuer Garten, Potsdam, the Capital City of Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany.New Garden
International Maritimes Museum in the Hafencity quarter of Hamburg in GermanyInternational Maritime Museum Hamburg
Hanover Fairground, R-59418, R-51477, R-62771Hanover Fairground
Exterior view from the southwestBiosphäre Potsdam
Loki Schmidt Garden Botanical of University Hamburg
Potsdamer forest and Havelseengebiet
Altonaer Volkspark
Berggarten HannoverBerggarten
Townhall, Altstadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanyTownhall
Masch Park, Centre, Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, GermanyMaschpark
JUMP House Trampolinpark Hamburg-Stellingen
Hanover Park
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Day 1

Day 1 – Berlin - arrival day

  • Berlin - Arrival day
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  • Brandenburg Gate
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Your relaxed road trip through Germany starts when you reach the incredible city of Berlin, where you'll stay for 5 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Berlin and begin your adventure in Germany.

Journey into the unknown at Brandenburg Gate, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 162,714 reviews.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Berlin. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your laid-back adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Berlin.

Start your culinary exploration in Berlin by securing a reservation at Rutz. This renowned restaurant holds 3 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of modern, and creative cuisine. For another dining delight, visit Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, celebrated for its delectable creative menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover FACIL, a top local spot known for its tantalizing creative, and contemporary menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

If you feel like it, head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day in Berlin and take the pulse of the city’s nightlife. Enjoy the night without rushing to fully appreciate it.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Monkey Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, BAR SAINT JEAN is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Green Door Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Raise a toast as you look back into the highlights of today’s laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in Germany. Enjoy your first taste of Berlin as you soak in the city’s unique vibe.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Berlin

  • Berlin
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Treptower Park
  • East Side Gallery
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Topography of Terror
  • Potsdamer Platz
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On day 2 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Germany, you’ll go deep into Berlin, where you'll stay for 4 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Berlin, and meet locals along the way!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Treptower Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 22,355 reviews.

Next up, make your way to East Side Gallery. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 54,103 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Checkpoint Charlie. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 83,167 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Topography of Terror. This military museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 36,601 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Potsdamer Platz. This square is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 60,557 visitors.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Berlin, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available for your relaxed road trip across Germany.

Exploring the food culture in Berlin offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Nante-Eck | Restaurant Berlin Mitte offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Berlin TV Tower. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Berlin.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Berlin’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in Germany.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Sharlie Cheen Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. Berlin Icebar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, The Curtain Club offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your leisurely paced road trip in Germany!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Berlin

  • Berlin
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche
  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Charlottenburg Palace
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Day 3 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Berlin, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Germany are extraordinary.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Berlin Wall Memorial. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 41,126 visitors.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is another popular attraction you could visit today. This church building has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 21,717 visitors.

Berlin Zoological Garden is also highly recommended by travelers. This zoo has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 63,593 visitors.

Charlottenburg Palace is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This château is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 25,831 reviews.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Germany by joining a traveler-approved tour in Berlin. There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Berlin that will make your slow-paced self-drive tour in Germany more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Berlin to find the best options for you!

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at BrewDog Berlin Mitte, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Restaurant Marjellchen? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Berlin.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at booze bar berlin, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Victoria Bar. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, another top-rated place in the area.

A leisurely self-drive holiday in Berlin can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in Germany!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Berlin

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Drive 10 km, 53 min

  • Siegessäule
  • Großer Tiergarten
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Alexanderplatz
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Day 4 of your relaxed road trip through Germany means 24 hours of making the best memories in Berlin. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Berlin!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Siegessäule. This victory column is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,706 visitors.

When you’re finished at Siegessäule, head to Großer Tiergarten. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 23,436 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Pergamon Museum. This art museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 29,292 visitors. Visiting Pergamon Museum means you'll be one of 1,298,000 people who do so every year.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Berlin Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 36,615 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Alexanderplatz. This famous square is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 213,494 travelers.

Another way to make your easygoing and relaxed road trip in Germany more special is by joining unique tours and activities in Germany. Berlin offers a wide selection of experiences for every traveler.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily, Berlin has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences to continue your laid-back and stress-free discovery of the city.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Curry 61, a top-rated dining destination in Berlin. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Gasthaus Krombach, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at SOY. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Berlin this evening.

If you feel like it, head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day in Berlin and take the pulse of the city’s nightlife. Enjoy the night without rushing to fully appreciate it.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Franken Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Mikkeller Berlin offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Berlin. LIMONADIER Cocktailbar is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in Germany. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in Germany tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Berlin, Oranienburg, and Potsdam

  • Berlin
  • Oranienburg
  • Potsdam
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Drive 134 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
  • Sanssouci
  • Sanssouci Park
  • Neues Palais in Potsdam
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip, you’ll start your self-paced adventure in Berlin and visit amazing attractions in Oranienburg, and Potsdam destinations, just outside of the city. You still have 1 night left in Berlin. This means today is also another excellent opportunity to dine at some of the top-rated restaurants and bars in the area.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Oranienburg. This car ride takes around 46 min.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 14,753 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Potsdam, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Oranienburg to Potsdam may take around 52 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Potsdam, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Sanssouci, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This palace is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 25,145 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Sanssouci Park. Sanssouci Park is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 33,286 reviews.

Neues Palais in Potsdam is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This palace is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,148 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Berlin and your accommodation.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Berlin, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Make sure to book a table at Misfit Bar Berlin, a popular restaurant in Berlin. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Berlin at Gas holder, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Berlin tonight.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in Germany.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at TheCoven Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Möbel Olfe offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Berlin. Schmitz Katze is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

A leisurely self-drive holiday in Oranienburg can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in Germany!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Berlin, Potsdam, Michendorf, and Hanover

  • Hanover
  • Potsdam
  • Michendorf
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Drive 297 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • New Garden
  • Biosphäre Potsdam
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Potsdamer forest and Havelseengebiet
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Day 6 of your leisurely self-drive tour in Germany is another opportunity for an in-depth travel experience in the country. On this refreshing new day, you’ll travel from Potsdam and continue your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in the town of Michendorf and the city of Hanover. You’ll stay in Hanover for 3 nights.

Potsdam’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Berlin behind. This drive usually takes around 42 min. Potsdam welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make New Garden one of your first sightseeing stops in Potsdam. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,168 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Biosphäre Potsdam is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This palm house is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,509 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Brandenburg Gate. This triumphal arch has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 14,966 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Michendorf. This drive usually takes around 27 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Potsdamer forest and Havelseengebiet. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Michendorf, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,907 visitors.

In the city of Hanover, you’ll find plenty of stay options that will accommodate your need for rest and relaxation after spending your day on the road. Our top recommendations perfectly complement your relaxed road trip vacation in Germany.

Exploring the food culture in Hanover offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Meteora, a highly-rated dining destination in Hanover. If you're eager to try something different, consider Bar Añejo, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Quarks Bar Hannover. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Hanover this evening.

If you feel like it, head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day in Hanover and take the pulse of the city’s nightlife. Enjoy the night without rushing to fully appreciate it.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Bar Seña, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Sternwarte offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, DORMERO Hotel Hannover provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Grab a drink and enjoy every passing minute of this night of your relaxed road trip experience in Germany!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Hanover

  • Hanover
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Drive 9 km, 59 min

  • Markthalle
  • Maschpark
  • Hanover Zoo
  • Hanover Park
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On day 7 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Germany, you’ll go deep into Hanover, where you'll stay for 2 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Hanover, and meet locals along the way!

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Markthalle Hannover, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 9,074 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Masch Park. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,391 travelers.

Hanover Zoo is another must-visit attraction. This renowned zoo offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 27,161 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Hanover Park. This well-loved park boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,596 reviews.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 7 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Germany. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Hanover itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Hanover, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Guru, an iconic dining spot in Hanover. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Dublin Inn, a popular restaurant in Hanover. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Finca Hannover Finca & Bar Celona Hannover Marienwerder, a hidden gem nestled in Hanover. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After dinner, you can choose between heading back to your hotel to recharge, taking a leisurely stroll, or going out to a bar for a relaxed drink in great company.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Altstadt-Treff stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, My Way Cocktailbar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night.

Raise your glass in celebration of your freedom and relaxed road trip adventure in Germany!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Hanover, Laatzen, and Seelze

  • Hanover
  • Laatzen
  • Seelze
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Drive 46 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Hanover Fairground
  • SEA LIFE Hannover
  • Berggarten
  • Herrenhäuser Gärten
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Day 8 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Laatzen, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Germany are extraordinary.

Take the opportunity to see SEA LIFE Hannover. This attraction has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 8,630 visitors.

Berggarten is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This botanical garden has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,252 travelers.

Hanover is also the home of Herrenhausen Gardens. Around 19,178 people have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Germany makes the perfect setting for a calming but fun exploration. Aside from amazing sights, Germany also offers plenty of tours to enhance your relaxed road trip experience.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Germany. When you're not appreciating the best places to visit in Hanover, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Don’t miss out on dining at Resso’s Café | Restaurant | Lebenskultur, a top-rated dining destination in Hanover. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Masa Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at BLOCK HOUSE Am Thielenplatz. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Hanover this evening.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Hanover.

Grab yourself a drink and savor every moment of your relaxed road trip experience in Germany!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Hanover, Friedrichseck, Bad Fallingbostel, and Hamburg

  • Hamburg
  • Friedrichseck
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Drive 180 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Heide Park
  • KRAKE
  • Lüneburg Heath Nature Park
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Day 9 of your self-drive tour in Germany is your opportunity to see and experience the diversity of the country. You’ll stay in Hamburg for 4 nights. Along the route of your relaxed road trip, you can get a glimpse of the locals’ way of life and visit some of the most amazing locations in Germany.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Hanover and set your GPS to Friedrichseck. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 11 min. Upon reaching Friedrichseck, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Heide Park. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 57,821 reviews.

Continue your journey at KRAKE. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 378 travelers from near and far.

When you arrive in Bad Fallingbostel, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Lüneburg Heath Nature Park. This much-appreciated naturpark is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,513 reviews.

Continue your laid-back road trip exploration of the best attractions in Germany at Hamburg. Select from top hotels and accommodations in the city to recharge and rejuvenate.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in Germany, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Hamburg.

Have a memorable dining experience in Hamburg by booking a table at The Table Kevin Fehling, renowned as a 3-star Michelin restaurant presenting an exceptional creative, and international menu. For a different culinary experience, Haerlin shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious creative french, and classic cuisine in Hamburg. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. If you're looking for an alternative, 100/200 Kitchen is known as a top local spot for its delicious creative, and modern cuisine in Hamburg. This 2-star Michelin awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Hamburg.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, The Boilerman Bar Hafenamt offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Scandic Hamburg Emporio is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Soak in the unique atmosphere of Hamburg as you commemorate this day of your relaxed road trip through Germany with a toast. Cheers to a memorable leisurely self-drive holiday in Germany!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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Drive 6 km, 51 min

  • Elbe Tunnel
  • St. Pauli Piers
  • Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Hamburg Dungeon
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip through Germany means 24 hours of making the best memories in Hamburg. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Hamburg!

Kick off the day at Elbe Tunnel, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This road tunnel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,850 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit St. Pauli Piers. St. Pauli Piers is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,508 reviews.

Elbe Philharmonic Hall is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This concert hall is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 79,037 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Miniatur Wunderland. This museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 89,283 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Hamburg Dungeon, a famous museum in Hamburg. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,768 travelers.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Hamburg by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in Germany, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Hamburg.

Dine in style at Restaurant Brodersen Hamburg, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Irish Pub in the Fleetenkieker boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out NOM vietnamese fusion food. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Hamburg.

Before calling it a day, visit one of the best bars in Hamburg. There, you can look back on the highlights of today’s pleasant and invigorating travel experiences, have friendly conversations with locals, and unwind.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Cafe Miller after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Copa Cabana Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Fontenay Bar is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Raise your glass and toast to another unforgettable, laid-back road trip adventure in Germany!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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Drive 37 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Loki Schmidt Garden Botanical of University Hamburg
  • Altonaer Volkspark
  • Tierpark Hagenbeck
  • JUMP House Trampolinpark Hamburg-Stellingen
  • Planten un Blomen
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On day 11 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Germany, you’ll go deep into Hamburg, where you'll stay for 2 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Hamburg, and meet locals along the way!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Loki Schmidt Garden Botanical of University Hamburg. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Hamburg, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,097 visitors.

Altonaer Volkspark is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,287 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Hagenbeck Zoo. Visitors have rated this zoo an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 37,852 reviews.

JUMP House Trampolinpark Hamburg-Stellingen is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a point of interest rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 2,930 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Planten un Blomen, perhaps the most famous park in Hamburg. This attraction is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 22,471 travelers.

Make the most of your time in the country by joining activities that let you discover more about Germany. Check out all of the tours you can join this day of your leisurely self-drive holiday in Germany and ensure the experience of a lifetime.

Exploring the food culture in Hamburg offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Edelcurry, a top-rated dining spot in Hamburg. If you're in the mood for something new, try Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Deichgraf Restaurant. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Hamburg.

As the day is coming to an end, retreat to your hotel for some rest, or head out to a bar to celebrate your time in Hamburg. The bars in Hamburg make the perfect setting for a laid-back drink and chilled hangout with your travel companions.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Tower Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Black Forest Bar - by henn is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. CIU` DIE BAR is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Free your mind of worries as you enjoy the taste of freedom on your laid-back, relaxed road trip adventure across Germany.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Hamburg

  • Hamburg
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Drive 5 km, 51 min

  • Townhall
  • St Nikolai Memorial
  • St Michael's Church
  • Panoptikum
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Day 12 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Hamburg, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Germany are extraordinary.

Make Hamburg Townhall your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this city hall an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,325 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at St. Nikolai Memorial. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,254 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this church every year.

St. Michael's Church is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This church has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,524 visitors.

When you’re finished at St. Michael's Church, the perfect next stop is Panoptikum. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 11,133 reviews.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your leisurely self-drive tour across Germany. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular activities to choose from in Germany.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Brücke 10, an iconic dining spot in Hamburg. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Shiso Burger Hamburg, a popular restaurant in Hamburg. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Im Sprinkenhof, a hidden gem nestled in Hamburg. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Experience the amazing nightlife in Hamburg and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Continue your lively evening at Meyer Lansky's, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. The Chug Club is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Tipsy Baker Bar Hamburg ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Cherish every minute of your relaxed road trip vacation across Germany.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Hamburg, and Berlin

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ - Hamburgs Schokoladenmuseum
  • International Maritime Museum Hamburg
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Stadtpark
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Day 13 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience more than one place in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Hamburg. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Berlin, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to CHOCOVERSUM - Hamburgs Schokoladenmuseum. This extraordinary museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,487 visitors.

Next, make your way to International Maritime Museum Hamburg. This top attraction is a maritime museum with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,372 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Hamburger Kunsthalle. This art museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,902 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Stadtpark. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,877 travelers.

You’ll be staying at the incredible city of Berlin in this laid-back road trip in Germany. You'll stay here for 1 night.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Make sure to book a table at Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin, a popular restaurant in Berlin. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Berlin at YOSOY TAPAS BERLIN, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Hotel Palace Berlin. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Berlin tonight.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in Germany.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Windhorst. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, KASCHK by BRLO offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two.

Grab yourself a drink and savor every moment of your relaxed road trip experience in Germany!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Berlin - departure day

  • Berlin - Departure day
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  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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Day 14 of your relaxed road trip in Germany is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Berlin.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

If you'd rather pass the time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Berlin is the remarkable Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This holocaust memorial and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 45,507 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 14 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Berlin or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Berlin and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 14-day relaxed road trip in Germany is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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