15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Trier
— 2 nights
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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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip planning site.

Glasgow, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Glasgow to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Dresden

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, then don't miss a visit to Neumarkt, and then don't miss a visit to Old Market Square (Altmarkt). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden holiday planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

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 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally make a trip to Zeppelinfeld.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg holiday maker website.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Tours · 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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Weingut Juliusspital, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · 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 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gangolf's Church, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trier trip website.

Drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.