17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Nordlingen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Augsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Fussen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich and Schlossgarten Fulda are in your itinerary. Head to Wilhelmstrasse and Stefans Wine Paradisefor plenty of shopping. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Marburg (Lutherische Pfarrkirche St. Marien & St. Elizabeth Church), Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein) and Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard (in Ruedesheim am Rhein). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and see the interesting displays at Historische Senfmuehle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankfurt tour planner .

Seattle, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Frankfurt, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Marburg, Cochem, Burg Eltz, Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Burg Stahleck
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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.
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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg travel app .

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) ©
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Heidelberger Zuckerladen ©
Heidelberger Zuckerladen

2
nights
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 Castle of Hohenzollern and Sigmaringen Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Burg Hohenbaden and Maulbronn Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Baden-Baden (Spas & Wellness & Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank) and Schwarzwald Hochstrasse (in Baiersbronn). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Koenigstrasse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Spas Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. 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
night
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
night
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.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fussen online itinerary builder .

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
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features 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.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning website .

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

Andechs Monastery, Strandbad St. Alban
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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