10 days in Germany: Top 2 Recommendations


Grand palaces, fairy tale castles, medieval old towns, and quaint villages where time seems to standstill. Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, Germany’s heart, it seems, still resides in the past. Add to this an abundance of natural highlights and outdoor activities and you have a destination that suits the taste of all kinds of travelers.

While it may not be possible to gather a multitude of experiences during your ten days in Germany, this duration is enough to dive into the history of Munich, climb to the top of Frankfurt’s Maintower and take in the rugged beauty of the Bavarian Alps. Make the most of your trip to the country with our recommendations for ten-day tours in Germany below. Please note that these tours last from nine to eleven days.


Lichtenstein castle sits atop a rugged cliff on the Albsteig hiking trail
Completed in 1842, the Lichtenstein castle is often described as the 'fairytale castle of Württemberg'
Day 1 Welcome to Altmühltal Nature Park
Day 2 Admire the beauty of Altmühl River, continue to Pappenheim via ‘Devil’s Pulpit’
Day 3 See the Twelve Apostles and journey to Dollnstein
Day 4 Soak up views on your way to Eichstätt
Day 5 Explore Buchenhüller mammoth cave before heading to Kipfenberg
Day 6 See Kinding’s fortified church, spend the night in Beilngries
Day 7 Continue to Riedenburg, a town with three castles
Day 8 Marvel at Prunn Castle, enjoy a boat ride in Danube
Day 9 Say goodbye to Kelheim

Unwind in nature during your ten days in Germany with this tour. Starting in Bavaria and ending in Kelheim, this hiking trip in Altmühltal Nature Park takes you through Eichstätt, Kipfenberg, Riedenburg, and many other striking destinations. Discover a landscape rich in history and culture, with majestic ramparts, forts, and spectacular treasure troves dating back to the Celtic and Roman eras. See Prunn Castle, Willibalds Castle, and the mammoth cave of Buchenhüller. Admire the peaceful Altmühl River and take in the panoramic views from Hollerstein viewpoint. Enjoy a boat tour in the Danube River and take photos at the majestic Twelve Apostles. See all 9-day tours in Germany.


An aerial view of the city center of Frelburg im Breisgau
Explore the city of Freiburg im Breisgau and immerse yourself in its history
Day 1 Fly into Germany
Day 2 Discover the captivating city of Berlin, enjoy a welcome dinner
Day 3 Check out the main attractions of Berlin
Day 4 Catch a train to explore Hamburg, see beautiful views of its canals and harbor
Day 5 Explore Reeperbahn during a walking tour
Day 6 Journey to Hamelin, spend the night in a medieval castle
Day 7 Head for Rothenburg & see Würzburg’s Baroque architecture en route
Day 8 Attend an ornament-making demonstration
Day 9 Discover the stunning castles of Bavaria, continue to Munich
Day 10 Enjoy beer tasting in Munich
Day 11 Bid farewell to Germany

Starting in Berlin and ending in Munich, this eleven-day itinerary takes you through the famous Romantic Road and allows you to capture the main highlights of the country, including Checkpoint Charlie and gorgeous Bavarian castles. Continue your journey from Berlin to Hamburg aboard a sleek ICE train. Marvel at the Tudor-style architecture of Hamelin and get the chance to spend a night in a 16th-century castle. Then explore the iconic wine town of Wurzburg before you embark on a ‘Night Watchman’ tour in Rothenburg. Do not forget to try local beers at upscale Munich restaurants before this trip comes to an end. See 11-day tours to Germany.

For your trip to Germany, ten days are enough to tick off the top attractions of the country while also feeding your adventurous soul with an array of distinct experiences. Still, trying to figure out how long you should stay in the country? You can also browse our ten-day Germany itineraries for more ideas and insights or read our article on how many days to spend in Germany. For a personalized itinerary, we suggest that you contact our local travel experts in Germany

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