15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Aldie
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Cologne
— 1 day
Train:  3​h
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h
End: Aldie

1
day
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary planning tool .

Aldie, USA to Cologne is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Aldie to Cologne. Traveling from Aldie in January, Cologne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 8th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), take a stroll through Altstadt, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then don't miss a visit to Romantische Strasse, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then steep yourself in history at Die Rossmuhle, and finally don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Cologne in January, plan for slightly colder days in Rothenburg, with highs around 37°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, make a trip to Altstadt, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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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.
Walking tours has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip website .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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