15 days in Germany & United States Itinerary

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


Frankfurt, Germany — 4 nights


A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and Weingut Juliusspital. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) (in Mainz), Rothenburg (Town Walls, Reichsstadtmuseum, &more) and Wurzburg (Furstengarten Marienberg, Fortress Marienberg, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take a stroll through Altstadt, and steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt tour itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Frankfurt, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips
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Berlin, Germany — 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll around Greystone Mansion and Park, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Los Angeles takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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San Francisco, United States — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Germany travel guide

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.

United States travel guide

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.