15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Charlotte

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder .

Charlotte, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Albertinum, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the galleries of The Dresden Zwinger. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, get your game on at Dresden Secrets - Live Escape Games, then admire the striking features of Oberlandesgericht Dresden, then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and finally wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dresden trip site .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

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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 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Pilatushaus. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stadtmauer, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, then admire the natural beauty at Stadtpark, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally get outside with Wohrder Wiese.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip site .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich journey planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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