15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manama

4
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbad Muggelsee and Strandbad Wannsee. East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), shop like a local with Camera Work, and explore the activities along Strandbad Tegeler See.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app .

Manama, Bahrain to Berlin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Berlin is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and then wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then steep yourself in history at Festung Dresden, then stop by Tradition & Form, and finally take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden online trip maker .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Dresden, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 26th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Frank Fluegel, and finally stop by Bube und Koenig GmbH.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip itinerary website .

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Galerie Frank Fluegel ©
Galerie Frank Fluegel
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Tauberbrucke, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planning site .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Würzburg Residence
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gangolf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), admire the masterpieces at Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trier itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Mathias Church ©
St. Mathias Church
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally stroll through Alpseebad.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau day trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Schwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
St. Koloman ©
St. Koloman

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around English Garden, step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace, and then indulge your taste buds at Markt am Wiener Platz.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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