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Aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany

10 Day Travel Itineraries in Germany

Looking for the perfect way to spend ten days in Germany? Whether you’re after a holiday filled with scenic drives through Bavaria, a laid-back train journey, or an epic road trip across the country, we’ve got itinerary inspiration to help make your trip-planning a breeze.

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Day 1 & 2 - Berlin - Start in the diverse and dynamic city of Berlin, where vibrant culture and fascinating historic sites await. Travel along the Ku’Damm to the Memorial Church, drive through the Tiergarten to see Norman Foster’s glass dome that crowns the reconstructed Reichstag building, and venture past the Brandenburg Gate, an iconic landmark and symbol that houses over two hundred years of history.

Day 3 - Dresden, a Baroque Phoenix on the Elbe - In Dresden, join a guided tour to fully experience the splendours of the city. See the enormous cathedral, Semper Opera House and Baroque Zwinger Palace. Although the town was heavily bombed in World War II, it still remains a treasure trove of early German history and medieval architecture.

Day 4 & 5 - Nuremberg and the Bavarian Capital of Munich - Next, depart Dresden and head to Nuremberg before continuing on to the vibrant city of Munich. Enjoy a city orientation that will show you the university, Victory Arch and the Marienplatz, where crowds gather at the Town Hall to watch the antics of the Glockenspiel.

Day 6 & 7 - The Jewels of the Bavarian Alps - While you’re in this region, you can’t miss Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle spectacularly perched on an Alpine mountainside. Visit the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. Continue along part of the Alpine Road amid beautiful scenery to the Wieskirche, a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo.

Day 8 - Lindau on Lake Constance and into the Black Forest - Travel through the lush, rolling dairy country to Lindau, an island situated in the middle of Lake Constance, connected to the mainland by a causeway. Stroll through the narrow streets past old inns and half-timbered houses, to admire the fantastic backdrop of the Swiss and Austrian Alps across the lake.

Day 9 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Take time to chat with the locals, who still make cuckoo clocks by hand — a tradition that’s been passed down for over 300 years. Then, venture to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved town on the Romantic Road.

Discover the full itinerary here: Best of Germany (2020)

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A 10 day itinerary for Germany & Austria

Nuremberg - Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical centre. Dive into the significance of Nuremberg’s role in Jewish culture with a Jewish Nuremberg and WWII outing.

Regensburg - Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it has cranked out millions of automobiles.

Straubing, Deggendorf  - Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best.

Vilshofen, Passau - A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.

Vienna - Next, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. Discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Experience Austria’s regal capital from a new perspective on a Jewish Vienna excursion.

Discover the full itinerary here: Authentic Danube (Nuremberg to Vienna, 2020)

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The charming town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The charming town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Berlin, the Rhine Valley, the Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Castle
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Culture, Nature, River Cruise
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Spring and Autumn
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