17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
Heidelberg
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Nordlingen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Augsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Fussen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munich
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Seattle

4
days
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Popular historic sites such as Burg Eltz and Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich are in your itinerary. Head to Wilhelmstrasse and Stefans Wine Paradisefor plenty of shopping. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein), Marburg (Lutherische Pfarrkirche St. Marien & St. Elizabeth Church) and Schlossgarten Fulda (in Fulda). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Reichsburg Cochem, see the interesting displays at Historische Senfmuehle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, and contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

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Seattle, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Marburg, Cochem, Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Eberbach Abbey, Stefans Wine Paradise
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Schlossgarten Fulda ©
Schlossgarten Fulda
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

1
day
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), look for gifts at Heidelberger Zuckerladen, then look for gifts at H & M, and finally look for gifts at Chocolaterie St Anna No1.

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Chocolaterie St Anna No1 ©
Chocolaterie St Anna No1
Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) ©
H & M ©
H & M

3
days
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koenigstrasse and Burg Hohenbaden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle of Hohenzollern and Maulbronn Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Sigmaringen Castle (in Sigmaringen), Baden-Baden (Spas & Wellness & Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank) and Schwarzwald Hochstrasse (in Baiersbronn).

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Take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Sigmaringen Castle, Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, Maulbronn Monastery, Castle of Hohenzollern
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Maulbronn Monastery ©
Maulbronn Monastery
Castle of Hohenzollern ©
Castle of Hohenzollern
Koenigstrasse ©
Koenigstrasse

2
days
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marktplatz, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weikersheim, steep yourself in history at Rodertor, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

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Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Schloss Weikersheim, Marktplatz
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

few
hours
Nordlingen

Nordlingen
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordlingen online holiday planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nordlingen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Nordlingen, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Augsburg.

Things to do in Nordlingen

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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1
day
Augsburg

Augsburg ©
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at MAN Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), then make a trip to Fuggerei, then buy something for everyone on your list at City Galerie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra.

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Getting from Nordlingen to Augsburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Augsburg

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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MAN Museum ©
MAN Museum
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra ©
Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra

1
day
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg, then step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

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Drive from Augsburg to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Fussen are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau
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Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Andechs Monastery and then kick back and relax at Strandbad St. Alban. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then look for gifts at Bogner.

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Getting from Fussen to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Strandbad St. Alban, Andechs Monastery
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Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

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