15 days in Germany & Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Germany & Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
Fly
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Heumarkt, then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cologne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
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1
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Hamburg, Germany

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 3rd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Townhall, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the waterfront at Elbufer, make a trip to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), then take a stroll through Neustadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Neumarkt, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dresden online travel planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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2
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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally make a trip to Weissgerbergasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Ehekarussell, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nuremberg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally examine the collection at German Christmas Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg sightseeing website.

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 December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Munich, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Zakladi Slovenije, Bled Island, &more). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Munich to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.