15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Dresden
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Baden-Baden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Madrid

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Strandbar Mitte and Pfaueninsel. Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Neues Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin online trip itinerary planner .

Madrid, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

1
night
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally wander the streets of Neustadt. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Pillnitz Castle & Park, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally learn about all things military at Museum Festung Dresden.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dresden online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Dresden sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Reeperbahn, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip builder site .

Take a train from Dresden to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg

1
night
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, and then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Roman Bath Ruins and then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner .

Fly from Hamburg to Baden-Baden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

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Merkur ©
Merkur
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

2
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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 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Altstadt, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg online road trip planner .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Reichsstadtmuseum ©
Reichsstadtmuseum
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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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.
Visiting English Garden and Strandbad St. Alban will get you outdoors. Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at Flaucher, and explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Strandbad St. Alban
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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