15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin route planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll around Park Planten un Blomen, take a leisurely stroll along Harbor Piers, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Aussenalster, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamburg vacation site .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Aussenalster ©
Aussenalster
Church of St. Michael ©
Church of St. Michael
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberger Dom, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, contemplate the long history of Historische Strassenbahndepot St. Peter in Nurnberg, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

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
Bamberger Dom ©
Bamberger Dom

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Marienburg Fortress, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, and finally make a trip to Klingentor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg travel planner .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheater. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurfurstliches Palais, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, then get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Roman Baths.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
Hohenschwangau is a former village and now an urban district of the municipality of Schwangau, Ostallgäu district, Bavaria, Germany.It is located between Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau and is visited by about 2 million people annually, where they start tours to the former royal palaces. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, then contemplate the long history of Neuschwanstein Castle, then explore the activities along Alpseebad, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hohenschwangau online driving holiday planner .

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

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Wies Church
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Linderhof Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Partnachklamm and St. Peter's Church. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Partnachklamm, Linderhof Palace
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace

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