15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Dresden
Drive
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Train
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mannheim
— 1 day
Fly
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Munich
— 1 night
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Munich

— 2 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.
Nymphenburg Palace has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten, make a trip to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich journey builder.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Munich is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Munich at 64°F and lows at 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 30th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites
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Berlin

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Dusseldorf

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dusseldorf trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Hamburg to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the striking features of Romer, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Hauptwache, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt itinerary planner.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mannheim.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Mannheim

— 1 day

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around Mannheimer Wasserturm and then walk around Luisenpark.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mannheim trip app.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Mannheim in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mannheim, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 56°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Mannheim

Parks
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Munich

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich journey planning site.

Getting from Mannheim to Munich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:
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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.