15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Berlin
— 2 nights
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
3
Nuremberg
— 1 night
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
5
Trier
— 2 nights
6
Schwangau
— 1 night
7
Munich
— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Bebelplatz. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Norfolk, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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): make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), explore the world behind art at Albertinum, thenget engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dresden online attractions planner.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Albrecht Dürer's House, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, thensteep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, thensteep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, thenstep into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg vacation planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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
Neumuenster
Neumuenster

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 6th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), pause for some serene contemplation at Domstadt (Cathedral City), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Antonius, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), contemplate the long history of Wallmauer, thenexplore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trier journey app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, thencontemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Schwangau day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Schwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Schwangau, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum). Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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