15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Dresden
— 1 night
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Munich
— 4 nights
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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 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Townhall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

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Washington DC, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Hamburg. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Hamburg hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Fortress Marienberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Berlin

— 4 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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Berlin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and then make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden.

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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 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Munich.

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Munich

— 4 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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You can fly from Dresden to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Germany travel guide

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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.