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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Visiting Strandbar Mitte and Pfaueninsel will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour itinerary planner .

Madrid, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Outdoors
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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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally stop by Neustadt. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dresden Xperience.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dresden road trip planning website .

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Reeperbahn, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary app .

Getting from Dresden to Hamburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Hamburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Nature
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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 2nd (Thu): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Roman Bath Ruins and then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Baden-Baden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Hamburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baden-Baden, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Merkur ©
Merkur
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Altstadt, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, examine the collection 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 maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary website .

Getting from Baden-Baden to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Baden-Baden in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Reichsstadtmuseum ©
Reichsstadtmuseum
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
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 out of the city life by going to English Garden and Flaucher. Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Diessen to see Strandbad St. Alban about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum, learn the secrets of production at BMW Welt, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich journey planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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