Here’s a great 2 days in Berlin itinerary. With beautiful locations, fantastic attractions and a vibrant nightlife scene, the city has a lot to offer.

What to do on your first day in Berlin?

Start your first day in Berlin at Café Kalwil, located on Motzstraße. There you’ll find a variety of breakfast options, including bread, eggs and drinks.

Then take the subway or a cab to the Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks. The Free Tour of Berlin even has the site as one of its stops. The tour is very interesting because you get to see the city’s main sights for free, only paying a symbolic amount at the end.

Take the opportunity to take photos and appreciate the impressive architecture. A few minutes’ walk from the Brandenburg Gate, visit the Memorial to the Jewish Dead of Europe. There, walk between the concrete blocks and visit the underground information center to learn more about the history of the Holocaust.

Brandenburg Gate
  • Important tip: Berlin is a city that has many museums, attractions and tours. Always buy the tickets in advance. We always buy everything on this website that has the best price.

Moreover, go to the Reichstag, the German Parliament. If possible, book in advance a visit to the glass dome, designed by Norman Foster, which offers a panoramic view of Berlin. Afterwards, stroll along the historic Unter den Linden boulevard to Bebelplatz, where the historic book burning took place in 1933.

Continue to Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If time allows, choose one of the museums to visit, such as the Pergamonmuseum or the Neues Museum. And for lunch, we suggest the Hackescher Markt, a great place with a variety of restaurants and cafés. Try traditional German cuisine or choose from a range of international options.


Then, walk or take public transport to Alexanderplatz, where you can see the famous TV Tower. Here, you can buy a ticket to visit the tower without having to queue. This saves you time and allows you to climb the tower for a panoramic view of the city.

Take the metro to the East Side Gallery, the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall, which has been transformed into an open-air art gallery with murals celebrating freedom and reunification.

Head to Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. The museum next door offers exhibitions on the history of the wall and events at the time.


In the evening, take the metro to Potsdamer Platz, a modern and revitalized area with many stores, restaurants and cinemas. Explore the contemporary architecture and vibrant city life. Choose one of the many restaurants in the Sony Center, which offer everything from international cuisine to typical German dishes. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the evening.

To round off this first day in Berlin itinerary, if you have the energy, head back to the East Side Gallery for a night walk or explore the Friedrichshain district, known for its vibrant nightlife. End the evening in one of the local bars or clubs, such as the Watergate or a cozy cocktail bar.

Potsdamer Platz
  • Important tip: To make the most of your trip, staying in the best area is essential. So, if you want, check out our article explaining the best region, the hotels and how you can save a lot on accommodation.

What to do on your second day in Berlin?

On your second day in Berlin, have breakfast at Café Frühstück 3000, a great place for a hearty coffee. Then, head to the Jewish Museum and learn about Jewish history in Germany in a building designed by Daniel Libeskind.

Then visit the Topography of Terror Museum. In short, it’s an open-air documentation center detailing the history of the Nazi regime. Then head to Friedrichstraße, visit this famous shopping street and take a break for lunch.

Also visit the Pergamon Museum, if you missed it on the first day, to explore its impressive collection of ancient artifacts. Then head to the Tiergarten and take a relaxing stroll through Berlin’s largest park, with its many statues, lakes and gardens.

Topography of Terror Museum

However, if you want to do some shopping, be sure to visit the Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Europe’s largest department store. There are also plenty of options for a quick snack.

Finally, to round off your this 2 days in Berlin itinerary, head to Kreuzberg, a district known for its international cuisine. Try a restaurant like Markthalle Neun for a variety of dining options.

Then explore the vibrant nightlife in Kreuzberg, with bars such as Clärchens Ballhaus for a more historic atmosphere or SO36 for a more alternative experience. And you can finish the evening in Friedrichshain, with club options such as Berghain for a techno night or RAW-Gelände for a variety of bars and open-air events.

Friedrichshain at night

Save money on your trip to Berlin:

Saving money: do you want to plan your trip while making the most of your budget? Be sure to read our article on how to travel to Berlin cheap, with all the tips to save the most, while still enjoying it!

Tickets: find out where to buy your Berlin tickets in the cheapest and safest way – for parks, museums and ticket combos. You can save up to 40%!

Car: if you are thinking about renting one this is the best website. It compares the price at all rental companies and finds unbeatable prices. You can save up to 30%!

Mobile chip: we always use this chip. It’s electronic (eSIM), you install it instantly and you can use your cell phone’s Internet anywhere in the world.

Hotels: our article on where to stay in Berlin. You will find out the best area, the hotels that we have stayed there and how to save a lot on the hotel.

Travel insurance: medical care in another country is very expensive and it is extremely important to take out travel insurance for any trip abroad. This is the website we always take out our insurance on. Reliable and at a good price.

Transfer: do you need one from the airport to the hotel? Find out here how to book and for the lowest price!

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