15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
3
Dresden
— 2 nights
4
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Tampa

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.
Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Herrenchiemsee New Palace, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online tour planner .

Tampa, USA to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. 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 (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in October, things will get colder in Munich: highs are around 57°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Altstadt von Fuessen, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Altstadt and Bamberg Altstadt. Town Walls and Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) will appeal to history buffs. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Bamberg Cathedral (in Bamberg) and Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber (in Rothenburg). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Cathedral of St Peter's, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bamberg, Regensburg, Würzburg Residence
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruhl's Terrace, then take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dresden visit planning tool .

Drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Dresden, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Großer Tiergarten. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin planning app .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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