15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Hamburg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Munich
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg day trip website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Hamburg is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Großer Tiergarten. Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin attractions planner.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at Albertinum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the striking features of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dresden journey planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dresden, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Henkerhaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planning app.

Drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally make a trip to St. Kilian Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Badenburg Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Asamkirche. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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