15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Dresden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trier
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg
— 1 night
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Berlin

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Munich

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich journey site.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Zeppelinfeld.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg route maker website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites

Wurzburg

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Marienberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 13th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, admire the striking features of Kurfurstliches Palais, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mariensaeule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trier online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Hamburg

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Fly from Trier to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.