15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Fly
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Berlin
— 2 nights
Train
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly

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Berlin

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Berlin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Hamburg

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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 14th (Wed): walk around Planten un Blomen, take a leisurely stroll along Harbor Piers, then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alster, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Townhall.

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You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, steep yourself in history at Historische Strassenbahndepot St. Peter in Nurnberg, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the galleries of Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally make a trip to Klingentor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip builder tool.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Trier

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, then get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaiserthermen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trier road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, then kick back and relax at Alpseebad, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hohenschwangau travel route website.

Traveling by car from Trier to Hohenschwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hohenschwangau can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Linderhof and Asamkirche are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Partnachklamm in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Germany travel guide

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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.