15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Hamburg
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Trier
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hohenschwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Hamburg

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

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.
On the 30th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then ponder the world of politics at Townhall, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg tour planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Hamburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Hamburg is 9 hours. November in Hamburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Berlin

— 3 nights

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Trier

— 1 night

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Romische Villa Urbana, explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin, then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trier online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Berlin to Trier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Burkard, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg travel route planner.

Drive from Trier to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. December in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau

— 2 nights
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and then hit the slopes at Zugspitze.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau itinerary planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rothenburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hohenschwangau, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Munich

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner.

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.