13 days in Berlin, Wiesbaden & Frankfurt Itinerary

13 days in Berlin, Wiesbaden & Frankfurt Itinerary

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13 days in Berlin, Wiesbaden & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Berlin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Wiesbaden
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deutsches Historisches Museum and Brecht Weigel Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Gropius Bau. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the masterpieces at Helmut Newton Foundation, contemplate the long history of Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner .

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
nights
Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Weingut Eduard Kroth and Rheingau Wine Museum Broemserburg Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Kristallhohle Kubach and Kolonialwaren-Museum Im Edeka Markt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wiesbaden: Schloss Johannisberg (in Geisenheim), Weingut & Gästehaus Noll (in Bad Durkheim) and Weingut Richard Boecking (in Traben-Trarbach). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Weinessiggut Doktorenhof, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Weilburg, and meet the residents at Tier- und Pflanzenpark Fasanerie.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wiesbaden trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Wiesbaden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Wiesbaden sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Wineries Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weilburg, Weingut Eduard Kroth, Rheingau Wine Museum Broemserburg Castle, Schloss Johannisberg, Weingut & Gästehaus Noll
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Schloss Johannisberg ©
Schloss Johannisberg
Weingut Eduard Kroth ©
Weingut Eduard Kroth
Weinessiggut Doktorenhof ©
Weinessiggut Doktorenhof

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Messel Pit Fossil Site and Stadel Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg) and Weltkulturen Museum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Romer, admire the masterpieces at Museum MMK fur Moderne Kunst, relax and rejuvenate at JAIDEE Thaimassage, and see the interesting displays at Ernst May Haus & Museum.

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You can drive from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt in an hour. Another option is to take a train. January in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Cottage at Schlosshotel Kronberg, Messel Pit Fossil Site, Museum Eschborn
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Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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