15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Hohenschwangau
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Berlin
— 3 nights
7
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Orlando

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Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
Hohenschwangau is a former village and now an urban district of the municipality of Schwangau, Ostallgäu district, Bavaria, Germany.It is located between Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau and is visited by about 2 million people annually, where they start tours to the former royal palaces. On the 15th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau online tour itinerary planner .

Orlando, USA to Hohenschwangau is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Orlando to Hohenschwangau due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in Hohenschwangau at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wies Church
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Linderhof Palace and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linderhof Palace
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Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then browse the exhibits of Schloss Nymphenburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip app .

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, take a stroll through Old Town, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, and finally contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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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 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bamberger Dom, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Bamberger Dom ©
Bamberger Dom
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online road trip planner .

You can fly from Nuremberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Michael and Alter Elbtunnel are in your itinerary. Holstentor and Kunsthalle Hamburg will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Hamburg with a short trip to Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) in Lubeck, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Church of St. Michael ©
Church of St. Michael
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

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