15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

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

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Tierpark Hagenbeck. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reeperbahn and Alter Elbtunnel. Change things up with a short trip to The Wadden Sea, Germany in Norden (about 2 hours away).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hamburg attractions planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Hamburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Hamburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Hamburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

The Wadden Sea, Germany
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

5
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Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip app .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 10th (Tue), do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, then explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, and finally learn about winemaking at Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rothenburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll ©
Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deutsches Museum and Alte Pinakothek. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, explore the world behind art at New Pinakothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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