15 days in Germany, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

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 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, thenexamine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary builder website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nuremberg is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Nuremberg is colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thentake in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum, and finally examine the collection at The Third Man Museum. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Albertina, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, thenwander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning app.

Fly from Nuremberg to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Albertina ©
Albertina

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 21st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, thenadmire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Hradcany. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, thenexplore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Stallhof, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, thenstop by Tradition & Form, and finally take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), thenexamine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross, and finally see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, and finally make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin journey maker app.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and then examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at Altstadt, and finally take a stroll through Konigsallee.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aachen, Dusseldorf, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Highlights from your plan
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Fountain of Justice and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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