15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Trier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bamberg
— 3 nights
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Koenigstrasse, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, then delve into the distant past at Castle Waldeck, and finally step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohennagold. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hohenneuffen Castle, browse the different shops at Outletcity Metzingen, then explore the historical opulence of Lichtenstein Castle, and finally look for gifts at Markthalle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Stuttgart: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castle Waldeck, Lichtenstein Castle, Outletcity Metzingen, Hohenneuffen Castle, Burgruine Hohennagold
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Lichtenstein Castle ©
Lichtenstein Castle
Outletcity Metzingen ©
Outletcity Metzingen
Burgruine Hohennagold ©
Burgruine Hohennagold

1
night
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, then stop by Rituals, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gangolf, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Trier planning app .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Gangolf ©
St. Gangolf
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
You'll explore and learn at Marienburg Fortress and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Your inner history buff will appreciate Town Walls and Old Town. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, maennERsache, & more) and Marktplatz (in Marktbreit). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and look for gifts at Alms Souvenirs & Gifts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Marktplatz
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Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

3
nights
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Bamberg Altstadt and Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Hauptmarkt and Ultra Comix. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bamberg: Nuremberg (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, St. Lorenz Church, & more) and Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Flussbad Hainbadestelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bamberger Dom, and contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamberg trip planning website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bamberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schwarzachschlucht
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberger Dom ©
Bamberger Dom
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linderhof Palace and St. Peter's Church. Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad St. Alban and Partnachklamm. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Wies Church in Steingaden, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich attractions planner.

You can take a train from Bamberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Wies Church, Partnachklamm, Strandbad St. Alban, Linderhof Palace
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Neues Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Ampelmann Shop, take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), then explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), then get engrossed in the history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of German Historical Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) ©
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)

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