15 days in United States & Germany Itinerary

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


San Francisco, United States — 3 nights

City by the Bay

Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Asian Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, get curious at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

City of Angels

Norton Simon Museum and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Berlin takes 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights


Get some cultural insight at Cologne Cathedral and Stadel Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Museum Ludwig (in Cologne), Heidelberg (Schloss Heidelberg, Altstadt (Old Town), &more) and Luisenpark (in Mannheim). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and make a trip to Fountain of Justice.

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You can fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.

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.