15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Rothenburg
1
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Rostock
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Putgarten
— 1 night
Drive
6
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then look for gifts at maennERsache, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary website.

Des Moines, USA to Rothenburg is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Des Moines in September, with highs in Rothenburg at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then look for gifts at Sennerei Lehern.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Let the collections at BMW Welt and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and look for gifts at Ingo Maurer Showroom.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich trip builder.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Rostock.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Rostock

— 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kuhlungsborn Beach and then stroll through Ostseebad Dierhagen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Warnemunde and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rostock trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Rostock takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Putgarten.

Things to do in Rostock

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Putgarten

— 1 night
Putgarten is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.The municipality is managed by the Amt of Nord-Rügen with its seat in Sagard. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kap Arkona, enjoy the sea views from Neuer Leuchtturm, and then steep yourself in history at Ruegenhof Arkona.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Putgarten trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Rostock to Putgarten in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Putgarten are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Putgarten

Historic Sites · Shopping

Berlin

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Neues Museum, stop by Winterfeldt Markt, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation builder.

You can drive from Putgarten to Berlin in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.