15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
1
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
2
Heidelberg
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Seattle

5
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wilhelmstrasse and Stefans Wine Paradise. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich and Burg Eltz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein), Schlossgarten Fulda (in Fulda) and Marburg (Lutherische Pfarrkirche St. Marien & St. Elizabeth Church). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck, see the interesting displays at Historische Senfmuehle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt route builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cochem, Marburg, Eberbach Abbey, Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Schlossgarten Fulda
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St. Elizabeth Church ©
St. Elizabeth Church
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich ©
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), then browse the collection at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek), then buy something for everyone on your list at Rhein-Galerie, and finally make a trip to Jesuitenkirche. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then stop by Altstadt Weinheim, and then steep yourself in history at Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline).

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg day trip website .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline), Altstadt Weinheim, Rhein-Galerie
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Rhein-Galerie ©
Rhein-Galerie
Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) ©
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maulbronn Monastery, and then take a stroll through Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Koenigstrasse and then examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss), Maulbronn Monastery
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Koenigstrasse ©
Koenigstrasse
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Maulbronn Monastery ©
Maulbronn Monastery

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Town Walls and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weikersheim, then get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz, then steep yourself in history at Rodertor, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg itinerary maker .

You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schloss Weikersheim, Marktplatz
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Schloss Weikersheim ©
Schloss Weikersheim

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wies Church and Fuggerei. Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt von Fuessen and Nymphenburg Palace. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Neuschwanstein Castle, Altstadt von Fuessen, Wies Church, Fuggerei
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

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