I was planning a trip around Germany before, but was going alone and since then changed jobs. However, I found another person who wants to travel to Germany during Oktoberfest. We are both not long out of college young men looking to see a lot of history and of course have a fun time enjoying the nightlife.
I am not sure if this plan is too ambitious. We have just bought our flights leaving and returning to Dulles airport outside of D.C. Our plan is to fly into Munich arriving at 11 AM on Saturday the 19th (we are leaving Friday evening). Next in Munich we are planning to get rent an apartment we've found on airbnb. Since we've just got the tickets at a pretty good price we are looking to settle accommodations in Munich as fast as possible given the timing we are going. Then we were planning on taking a train to Berlin where I have friends from a semester abroad. I've found cheap hostel prices, but I think I may be able to find us free accommodations once I get in contact with some friends. I think this will be the longest train ride during our trip. Then we were hoping to take a train the 24th to Cologne. Then stay there until the 26th and going into Amsterdam where our plane home leaves the evening of the 28th.
Does this sound possible? We are both young and hoping to see as much as possible. We are both early in our careers and do not have a ton of time we can take off.
In Amsterdam and Cologne we are planning on booking hostels we have found on hostelword.com. We have also seen there are affordable German rail passes that include the Netherlands.
Any advice anyone has to offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.