15 days in Germany & United States Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum and then steep yourself in history at Goethe House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), learn about winemaking at Vaux Sekt Manufaktur, then stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Johanniskirche.

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Washington DC, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Frankfurt. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Frankfurt at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, and explore the world behind art at Neues Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planning tool.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey builder site.

Getting from Berlin to Los Angeles by flight takes about 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. June in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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