56 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

56 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9 h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Wiesbaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cochem, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Waterloo, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Dinant, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Bouillon, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Nancy, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
14
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
16
Offenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
17
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
18
Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
19
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
20
Geisenheim, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
21
Aschaffenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
22
Hanau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
23
Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Manama, Bahrain

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinese Garden, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Roemerberg, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Frankfurt, don't miss a visit to Roemerberg, contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden, and finally go for a walk through Mainkai.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker.

Manama, Bahrain to Frankfurt is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manama in September: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Russian Orthodox Church, Ruine Königstein
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Chinese Garden ©
Chinese Garden
Ruine Königstein ©
Ruine Königstein
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

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Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum Wiesbaden, don't miss a visit to Marktkirche, and then ponder the world of politics at Wiesbaden City Palace. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Burg Eppstein, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht), then don't miss a visit to Altstadt, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Luisenplatz.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wiesbaden sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Wiesbaden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cochem.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mainz, Burg Eppstein, European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht)
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Wiesbaden City Palace ©
Wiesbaden City Palace
Temple of Isis & Mater Magna ©
Temple of Isis & Mater Magna
Museum Wiesbaden ©
Museum Wiesbaden

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Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Martin Kirche and Weingut Walter J. Oster. Burgruine Winneburg and Reichsburg Cochem will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Walter J. Oster, Felsenkeller zu Cochem, head outdoors with Abenteuer & Aktivurlaub, make a trip to Moselland Museum, and admire the striking features of Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cochem travel route planner.

Getting from Wiesbaden to Cochem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Wiesbaden, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cochem, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Cochem

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites
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Weingut Walter J. Oster ©
Weingut Walter J. Oster
St Martin Kirche ©
St Martin Kirche
Burgruine Winneburg ©
Burgruine Winneburg

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore hidden gems such as Saint Gereon's Basilica and Neptunbad. Visit Melaten-Friedhof and St. Ursula for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria im Kapitol, see the interesting displays at Museum Schnutgen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Aposteln, and delve into the distant past at Praetorium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cochem to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof
St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Gnadenkapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Marien, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marktplatz, then steep yourself in history at Kloster Kamp, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Hardenstein, and finally steep yourself in history at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte, see the interesting displays at Schifffahrtmuseum Dusseldorf, then see the interesting displays at Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V..

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf travel route planner.

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. October in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kevelaer, Witten, Marktplatz, Kloster Kamp
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Basilika St. Marien ©
Basilika St. Marien
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz
EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V. ©
EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V.

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Plan my trip to Antwerp with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Antwerp in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Liefkenshoek
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DIVA ©
DIVA
Fort Liefkenshoek ©
Fort Liefkenshoek
Peter Poussenier ©
Peter Poussenier

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapelle de Jerusalem and Essex Farm Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai and Sint-Janshuismolen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark), German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide) and Ieper (Ypres) (Hill 60, Bedford House Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), don't miss a visit to Jan Van Eyckplein, and contemplate the long history of Brugse Vrije.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Langemark Cemetery, Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Brugse Vrije ©
Brugse Vrije
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery
St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church) ©
St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church)

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the next day, don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, then see the interesting displays at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Waterloo.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, Gaasbeek Castle, Arboretum Tervuren
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle
Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle

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Waterloo, Belgium

Waterloo ©
Known as the site of Napoleon's defeat, Waterloo tops the itinerary of any serious history buff exploring the Walloon Brabant province, located in the very heart of Belgium.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Martin's Basilica, kick back and relax at La plage de Renipont, don't miss a visit to Ferme de Hougoumont, then have some family-friendly fun at VR-Hut, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Waterloo trip planner.

Waterloo is just a short distance from Brussels. October in Waterloo sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Waterloo

Beaches Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Martin's Basilica, La plage de Renipont
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Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph
Ferme de Hougoumont ©
Ferme de Hougoumont

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Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Les ruines du Chateau Fort de Montaigle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharma City, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Materne, get outside with Le Fondry des Chiens, then steep yourself in history at Domaine Saint Roch, and finally contemplate the long history of Bruly-de-Pesche 1940. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Logne Castle, Head underground at Grotte de Comblain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, get your game on at Laser Game Indoor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, and finally stroll the grounds of French National Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dinant sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Waterloo to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Dinant are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bouillon.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Couvin, Logne Castle, Grotte de Comblain, Dharma City, Le Fondry des Chiens
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Le Fondry des Chiens ©
Le Fondry des Chiens
Domaine Saint Roch ©
Domaine Saint Roch
Grotte de Comblain ©
Grotte de Comblain

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Bouillon, Belgium

Bouillon ©
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. On the 18th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Le chateau de La Roche a Herbeumont, don't miss a visit to Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Hubert, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, and finally head outdoors with The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Agri-Musee, admire the masterpieces at Mudia, identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier, then kick back and relax at Maboge Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bouillon travel route planner.

You can drive from Dinant to Bouillon in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bouillon can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Bouillon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, Saint-Hubert, Agri-Musee, Maboge Beach, The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant)
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Bois de la Paix ©
Bois de la Paix
Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours ©
Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours
The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant) ©
The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant)

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Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Eglise Saint-Maximin and Eglise des Cordeliers will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica and eglise Saint Leon. Explore Nancy's surroundings by going to Metz (Templar's Chapel & Place de la Comedie). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Sebastien, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron Garden, and appreciate the history behind Porte Sainte Catherine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bouillon to Nancy takes 2.5 hours. October in Nancy sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Metz
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Eglise des Cordeliers ©
Eglise des Cordeliers
Eglise Saint-Maximin ©
Eglise Saint-Maximin
Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica ©
Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Palais du Rhin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, put a fun spin on your tour with Insolit'Pro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Aubette (L'), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg route maker tool.

Getting from Nancy to Strasbourg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©
Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene
Old Saint Peter's Church ©
Old Saint Peter's Church

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Colmar online route builder.

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. In October, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux ©
L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux
Boutique La Cave Wolfberger Colmar ©
Boutique La Cave Wolfberger Colmar
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu ©
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu-Kirche, browse the fresh offerings at Freiburger Muenstermarkt, ponder the design of Fischbrunnen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Martin, then deepen your understanding at Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stephansmunster Breisach. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Planetarium Freiburg, get engrossed in the history at Archaologisches Museum Colombischlossle, don't miss a visit to Augustinerplatz, admire the striking features of Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte, then contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten der Universitat Freiburg.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau day trip planner.

Getting from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Offenburg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ruine Hochburg, Stephansmunster Breisach
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Planetarium Freiburg ©
Planetarium Freiburg
Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg
Herz-Jesu-Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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Offenburg, Germany

Offenburg ©
Offenburg is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): play a few rounds at Golfgelaende Birkenhof, admire the masterpieces at Stadtmuseum Schramberg, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenschramberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Historische Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Oberkircher Winzer, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Gifizsee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, then explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Hohengeroldseck, and finally don't miss a visit to Urenkopfturm.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Offenburg online journey planner.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Offenburg by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Offenburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Offenburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Schramberg, Historische Altstadt, Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, Burgruine Hohengeroldseck, Golfgelaende Birkenhof
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Strandbad Gifizsee ©
Strandbad Gifizsee
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck ©
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 29th (Tue), head outdoors with Gertelbachwasserfaelle, take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, then try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Kirche, see the interesting displays at Unimog Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum im Alten Schloß, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alde Gott, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Offenburg to Baden-Baden by car takes about an hour. October in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Gertelbachwasserfaelle, Museum im Alten Schloß, Alde Gott, St. Alexander Kirche, Unimog Museum
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Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall
Kurhaus Baden-Baden ©
Kurhaus Baden-Baden
Unimog Museum ©
Unimog Museum

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Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Schlossgarten, make a trip to Karlsruhe Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Europaplatz, then make a trip to Pfarrkirche St. Stephan, then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Gottesaue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Alter Schlachthof. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at (Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Drachenfels, then step into the grandiose world of Altdahn Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Wachtenburg, and finally have some family-friendly fun at VR Playspace.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe journey planner.

Karlsruhe is just a short distance from Baden-Baden. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, Burgruine Wachtenburg, Burgruine Drachenfels, Altdahn Castle
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(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche ©
(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche
Burgruine Drachenfels ©
Burgruine Drachenfels
Altdahn Castle ©
Altdahn Castle

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kloster Hirsau and New Castle (Neues Schloss). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burgruine Zavelstein and Hermann Hesse Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Calw (Hirsau Schloss & Marienkapelle). And it doesn't end there: walk around Teehaus, Weissenburg Park, examine the collection at Strassenbahnwelt Stuttgart, pause for some photo ops at Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hoppenlaufriedhof.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip maker tool.

Getting from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geisenheim.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Calw, Burgruine Zavelstein
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Burgruine Zavelstein ©
Burgruine Zavelstein
Kloster Hirsau ©
Kloster Hirsau
Hermann Hesse Museum ©
Hermann Hesse Museum

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Geisenheim, Germany

Geisenheim ©
Geisenheim is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany, and is known as Weinstadt (“Wine Town”), Schulstadt (“School Town”), Domstadt (“Cathedral Town”) and Lindenstadt (“Linden Tree Town”).GeographyLocationGeisenheim lies on the Rhine’s right bank between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim, 3 km away to the west. Rhine Valley has been added to your itinerary. Visit Rheinstein Castle and Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard and Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Burg Pfalzgrafenstein (in Kaub), Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum (in Idar-Oberstein) and Oberwesel (City Fortifications & Schloss Schoenburg). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alte Haus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Kirche, step into the grandiose world of Reichenstein Castle, and learn about winemaking at Schloss Johannisberg.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geisenheim vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Geisenheim takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Geisenheim are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aschaffenburg.

Things to do in Geisenheim

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bacharach, Trechtingshausen, Oberwesel, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Traumpfade
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Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand ©
Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand
Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg ©
Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

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Aschaffenburg, Germany

Aschaffenburg ©
Aschaffenburg is a town in northwest Bavaria, Germany. You've now added Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen to your itinerary. Visit Zu Unserer Lieben Frau and Befestigungsanlage for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stiftsbasilika St. Peter und Alexander and Maria Im Sand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aschaffenburg: Winzerhof Kremer (in Grossheubach), Wertheim (Ehemalige Furstliche Hofhaltung, Blaues Haus, &more) and St Michael Church (in Lohr am Main). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Stiftsmuseum Aschaffenburg, steep yourself in history at Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, browse the different shops at City Galerie, and make a trip to Rodelseer Tor.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aschaffenburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Geisenheim to Aschaffenburg takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Aschaffenburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hanau.

Things to do in Aschaffenburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Wertheim, Dettelbach, Befestigungsanlage, Rodelseer Tor, Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt
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Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen ©
Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt ©
Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt

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Hanau, Germany

Hanau ©
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. You've now added Schloss Philippsruhe to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kaiserpfalz Gelnhausen, make a trip to Marienkirche Gelnhausen, then examine the collection at Landschaftsmuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Philippsruhe, and finally make a trip to Das Karussell von Wilhelmsbad. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Golf-Park Winnerod, then delve into the distant past at Kloster Arnburg, then step into the grandiose world of Munzenberg Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Sandrosenmuseum Buedingen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanau holiday planner.

Hanau is just a stone's throw from Aschaffenburg. In November, daytime highs in Hanau are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hanau

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gelnhausen, Golf-Park Winnerod, Kloster Arnburg, Sandrosenmuseum Buedingen, Landschaftsmuseum
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Schloss Philippsruhe ©
Schloss Philippsruhe
Munzenberg Castle ©
Munzenberg Castle
Golf-Park Winnerod ©
Golf-Park Winnerod

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
You've added Chinese Garden, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Roemerberg, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim and Kirche Hl. Maria Magdalena. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dialogmuseum Frankfurt and Historische Altstadt Wetzlar. Venture out of the city with trips to Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park (in Bad Homburg), Felsenmeer (in Lautertal) and Schloss Braunfels (in Braunfels). Enjoy Frankfurt some more: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Auerbach, see the interesting displays at Klassikstadt, steep yourself in history at Wetzlar Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elizabeth Kirche.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planning site.

Frankfurt is very close to Hanau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bad Homburg, Marburg, Wetzlar, Friedberg Castle, Castle Greifenstein
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Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim ©
Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim
Schloss Braunfels ©
Schloss Braunfels
St. Elizabeth Kirche ©
St. Elizabeth Kirche

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