12 days in Germany, Helsinki & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights


Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and admire the local landmark of Gefionspringvandet.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Hamburg Town Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

Before you visit Hamburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Germany travel guide

Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.