15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Visit Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery, and walk around Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin planner .

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albertinum and From Monet to Klimt. Do your shopping at Tradition & Form and Kulturpalast Dresden. Step out of Dresden to go to Bad Schandau and see Elbe Sandstone Mountains, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse, buy something for everyone on your list at Neustadter Markthalle, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and steep yourself in history at Festung Dresden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dresden attractions planning app .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Dresden

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Side Trip

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
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Schloss & Park Pillnitz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Spital Bastion are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Reichsstadtmuseum and Marienburg Fortress. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Museum fuer Franken). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, examine the collection at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), and hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Rothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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

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Munich

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, shop like a local with Galerie Hegemann, view the masterpieces at Gallerie Thomas, and admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek.

Before you visit Munich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Rothenburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
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Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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