15 days in Germany & United States Itinerary

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


Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night


A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) and then learn about winemaking at Vaux Sekt Manufaktur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historischer Marktplatz, then get to know the fascinating history of Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get a bit cooler in Frankfurt: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Los Angeles takes 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. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.