15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Cologne
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Cologne
— 1 day
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Aldie

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Cologne

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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne online trip planner.

Aldie, USA to Cologne is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aldie in January since evenings lows in Cologne dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rothenburg

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), make a trip to Altstadt, then stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then make a trip to Romantische Strasse, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then make a trip to Die Rossmuhle, and finally don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rothenburg journey builder.

You can drive from Cologne to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Cologne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Nuremberg

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planner.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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Munich

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Munich sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

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Berlin

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.
You've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip maker website.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Germany travel guide

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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.