12 days in Germany Itinerary

12 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dusseldorf
— 1 night
2
Cologne
— 2 nights
3
Kaiserslautern
— 2 nights
4
Munich
— 2 nights
5
Fussen
— 3 nights
6
Munich
— 1 night

1
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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 19th (Wed), look for gifts at Altstadt, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and then admire the striking features of MedienHafen.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dusseldorf trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dusseldorf. In August in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
MedienHafen ©
MedienHafen

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nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Decksteiner Weiher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, thensnap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cologne itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Cologne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaiserslautern.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

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nights
Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern ©
Though relatively small, Kaiserslautern offers a surprisingly large number of opportunities for dining, nightlife, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanischer Garten (Japanese Garden), thenstroll around Gartenschau Kaiserslautern, thenget engrossed in the history at Theodor-Zink-Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Burgruine Beilstein. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Burg Hohenecken, make a trip to Elf Freunde Kreisel, thenmake a trip to Humberg Tower, thenget outside with Boulderhalle RockTown, and finally ponder the design of Der Kaiserbrunnen.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kaiserslautern itinerary planner.

Getting from Cologne to Kaiserslautern by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kaiserslautern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Kaiserslautern

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gartenschau Kaiserslautern ©
Gartenschau Kaiserslautern
Boulderhalle RockTown ©
Boulderhalle RockTown
Elf Freunde Kreisel ©
Elf Freunde Kreisel

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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 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche, thencontemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and finally stroll around English Garden. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaiserslautern to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fussen side-trips: Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, Zugspitze, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, contemplate the waterfront views at Alpseebad, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fussen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Munich

Munich ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Fussen to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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