7-Day Germany Road Trip from Berlin to Hamelin, Free and Hanseatic Hamburg & Dresden

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Starts in
Berlin
Ends in
Berlin
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 7-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 Berlin, Hamelin, Free and Hanseatic Hamburg, and Dresden.

We'll help you experience the best 7 days in Germany you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Germany at Berlin, 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 Zwinger 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. For example, in the city of Dresden, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will 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 Berlin Zoological Garden in the region of Berlin. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz.

From the spectacular Miniatur Wunderland in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg to the unforgettable Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 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 6 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 6 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

6 nights hotel
Breakfast
7 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Berlin - state in GermanyBerlin
North Rhine-Westphalia - state in GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Hamburg - city in GermanyHamburg
Dresden - city in GermanyDresden
Brandenburg - state in GermanyBrandenburg

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Attractions

Berlin CathedralBerlin Cathedral
Topography of TerrorTopography of Terror
Großer TiergartenGroßer Tiergarten
East Side GalleryEast Side Gallery
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeMemorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Brandenburg Gate, Historische Innenstadt, Innenstadt, Potsdam, Brandenburg, GermanyBrandenburg Gate
Brandenburg GateBrandenburg Gate
Berlin Zoological GardenBerlin Zoological Garden
GendarmenmarktGendarmenmarkt
Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPotsdamer Platz
Berlin Wall Memorial, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Wall Memorial
AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz
Maximilianpark Hamm, Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMaximilianpark Hamm
UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, Stoppenberg, Stadtbezirk VI, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyUNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
Miniatur WunderlandMiniatur Wunderland
Elbphilharmonie HamburgElbphilharmonie Hamburg
Alter Elbtunnel
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Sanssouci PalaceSanssouci Park
ZwingerZwinger
PergamonmuseumPergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg PalaceCharlottenburg Palace
Victory ColumnVictory Column

Travel details

Travel dates
Oct 9 - Oct 15

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Day 1

Day 1 in Berlin - Arrival Day

  • Berlin - Arrival Day
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  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Topography of Terror
  • Großer Tiergarten
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Germany begins when you reach the incredible region of Berlin. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the region of Berlin is the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,657 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 15,526 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the region of Berlin is the Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,693 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the region of Berlin, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Berlin has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Berlin Cathedral. This attraction is a lutheran cathedral and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,597 visitors.

Topography of Terror is another popular attraction in the region of Berlin. This unforgettable attraction is a military museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,081 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the region of Berlin is Großer Tiergarten. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 21,341 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin, Restaurant Maximilians Berlin. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,853 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin is Dreh-Restaurant Sphere im Berliner Fernsehturm. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,375 customers.

Locals recommend BrewDog Berlin Mitte as one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,557 customers.

Berlin also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Berlin is LIMONADIER Cocktailbar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 902 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Berlin is Restaurant Maximilians Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,853 customers.

Locals also enjoy BrewDog Berlin Mitte. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,557 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 7-day vacation in Germany!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Berlin

  • Berlin
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  • East Side Gallery
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin Zoological Garden
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On day 2 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.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Berlin Zoological Garden. This zoo and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 51,995 visitors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Berlin and Hamelin

  • Berlin
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  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Alexanderplatz
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Day 3 of your road trip through Germany gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall Memorial, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Berlin is the amazing Gendarmenmarkt. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,962 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible square, Potsdamer Platz.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Berlin is the outstanding Berlin Wall Memorial. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,888 visitors.

Alexanderplatz is another popular attraction you can visit in the region of Berlin. This spectacular attraction 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 Hamelin, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Hamelin is the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 15,526 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Hamelin. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,657 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,693 guests.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in North Rhine-Westphalia and Free and Hanseatic Hamburg

  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Hamburg
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  • Maximilianpark Hamm
  • UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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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 North Rhine-Westphalia is the amazing Maximilianpark Hamm. This attraction is an amusement park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,046 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein.

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.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is the 3-star Holiday Inn Hamburg - City Nord. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,532 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Zollenspieker Fährhaus is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,357 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 2-star A&O Hotel and Hostel Hamburg City. This 2-star hotel has an average rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars by 6,773 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try estancia steaks, one of the best restaurants in the city of Free and Hanseatic 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 Free and Hanseatic 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 Free and Hanseatic 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 Free and Hanseatic 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 Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,995 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Free and Hanseatic Hamburg and Berlin

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
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  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Alter Elbtunnel
  • Planten un Blomen
  • More

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 Miniatur Wunderland, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alter Elbtunnel, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is the amazing Miniatur Wunderland. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 65,626 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible concert hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg is the outstanding Alter Elbtunnel. This road tunnel has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,610 visitors.

Planten un Blomen is another popular attraction you can visit in the region of Free and Hanseatic Hamburg. This spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 18,476 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.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Berlin is the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 15,526 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Berlin. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,657 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,693 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Nolle, one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,696 customers.

Locals also recommend Alt-Berliner Gasthaus Julchen Hoppe as one of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin. Alt-Berliner Gasthaus Julchen Hoppe is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,661 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Berlin is Restaurant Marjellchen. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,495 customers.

After dinner, visit Berlin Icebar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,428 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Gaffel Haus Berlin - Kölsches Konsulat. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,365 customers.

Alternatively, Mikkeller Berlin is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Berlin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,202 customers.

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Day 6

Day 6 in Brandenburg, Dresden, and Berlin

  • Dresden
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
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  • Sanssouci Park
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Zwinger
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On day 6 of your road trip, you’ll start your day in the city of Berlin and visit amazing attractions, like Sanssouci Park, Brandenburg Gate, Zwinger, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Brandenburg is Sanssouci Park. This amazing attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,504 visitors.

Brandenburg Gate is another popular attraction you could visit in the region of Brandenburg. This unforgettable attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,699 visitors. This top destination among visitors in Brandenburg.

You could also choose to visit Zwinger in the city of Dresden. Zwinger is a palace and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 43,455 visitors.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Gaffel Haus Berlin - Kölsches Konsulat. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,365 customers. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,228 customers. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 934 customers. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,228 customers. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 720 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Berlin is Green Door Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 674 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Berlin!

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Day 7

Day 7 in Berlin - Departure Day

  • Berlin - Departure Day
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  • Pergamonmuseum
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Victory Column
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Day 7 of your road trip in Germany is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Berlin before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Pergamonmuseum is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Berlin. This art museum and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 23,174.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Charlottenburg Palace château is another great option. According to 20,911 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, this attraction certainly lives up to its reputation.

You can also stop at Victory Column victory column to capture the beauty and wonder of Berlin one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,878.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the region of Berlin before you conclude your short European break.

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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