15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Hamburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, then examine the collection at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego, then look for all kinds of wild species at Boberger Duenen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Loki Schmidt Garten Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Dockland, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Café Elbgold , and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Old Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hamburg. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boberger Duenen ©
Boberger Duenen
Old Botanical Garden ©
Old Botanical Garden

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Müritz Nationalpark and Altes Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Magdeburger Dom (in Magdeburg) and Potsdam (Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg & Hollandisches Viertel). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Oberbaum Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Berliner Funkturm, take a stroll through Kreuzberg, and brush up on your military savvy at Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin route planning site .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Potsdam, Müritz Nationalpark, Magdeburger Dom
Highlights from your plan
Altes Museum ©
Altes Museum
Müritz Nationalpark ©
Müritz Nationalpark
Hollandisches Viertel ©
Hollandisches Viertel

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dresden Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Parkeisenbahn, and finally browse the exhibits of Dresden Xperience. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Kulturpalast Dresden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Coselpalais, then admire the landmark architecture of Kurlander Palais, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Shopping Parks
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Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse ©
Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse
Dresden Botanical Gardens ©
Dresden Botanical Gardens
Parkeisenbahn ©
Parkeisenbahn

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Falknerei Burg Rabenstein and Eremitage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck) and Schloss Ehrenburg (in Coburg). There's still lots to do: stroll around Furth Stadtpark, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg, admire the natural beauty at Burgermeistergarten, and steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eremitage, Furth Stadtpark, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Schwarzachschlucht, Schloss Ehrenburg
Highlights from your plan
Eremitage ©
Eremitage
Schloss Ehrenburg ©
Schloss Ehrenburg
City Walls of Nuremberg ©
City Walls of Nuremberg

1
night
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 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then admire the striking features of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planner .

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alpine Coaster Oberammergau and Bayerische Staatskanzlei. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra in Augsburg, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ohel Jakob Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Antikensammlung, and admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online vacation planner .

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 June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, Dachau Palace
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Westpark, Japanischer Garten ©
Westpark, Japanischer Garten

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