15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Schwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Norfolk

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip maker .

Norfolk, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to Berlin is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pillnitz Palace & Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden visit planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online visit planner .

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster.

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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 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
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 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), pause for some serene contemplation at Domstadt (Cathedral City), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Antonius, examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then steep yourself in history at Wallmauer, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

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

1
night
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg, then contemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Schwangau holiday planner .

You can drive from Trier to Schwangau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Schwangau sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burgruine Eisenberg, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Burgruine Eisenberg ©
Burgruine Eisenberg

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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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