15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly:  6​h
1
Munich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hamburg
— 2 nights
5
Berlin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Izmir

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zugspitze and English Garden. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schloss Linderhof are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallerie Thomas, pick up some local products at Markt am Wiener Platz, and view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker app .

Izmir, Turkey to Munich is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

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Side Trips

Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Zugspitze, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieille Ville and Town Walls. Visit Würzburg Residence and Marienburg Fortress for their historical value. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Bamberg (Bamberg Altstadt & Bamberg Cathedral) and Ulmer Münster (in Ulm). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg road trip planning website .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Side Trips

Wurzburg, Bamberg, Ulmer Münster
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 8th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Trier tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In September in Trier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Trier

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Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, get into the urban bustle at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip builder .

You can drive from Trier to Hamburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frauenkirche and Hauptbahnhof Leipzig. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, stroll around Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, Frauenkirche
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Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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