15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin
— 4 nights
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Hamburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cologne
— 1 night
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
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Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Toy Museum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tiergarten Nuernberg, and finally examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. On the next day, shop like a local with Hauptmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

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Washington, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in April: high temperatures in Nuremberg hover around 59°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Munich

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich road trip app.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Munich sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:

Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

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

Getting from Munich to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

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: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Hagenbeck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Cologne

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildpark.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Frankfurt

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, and then steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.