14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

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Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Cologne
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauen, Frankfurt.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankfurt travel route site.

Saint Louis, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Saint Louis to Frankfurt, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in August; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 77°F and lows reach 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
Liebfrauen, Frankfurt ©
Liebfrauen, Frankfurt

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Rodertor, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Wolfgang's Church, and finally make a trip to Klingentor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg vacation maker.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim ©
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Nassauer Haus, contemplate the long history of Heilig-Geist-Spital, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally contemplate the long history of Elisabethkirche. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) ©
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Andechs Monastery and Befreiungshalle Kelheim. Popular historic sites such as Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan and Schloss Schleissheim are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Donaudurchbruch (in Kelheim), Trausnitz Castle (in Landshut) and Audi Museum (in Ingolstadt). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, and head outdoors with Ammersee.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kelheim, Oberschleissheim, Ammersee, Starnberger See, Trausnitz Castle
Highlights from your plan
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See
Audi Museum
Audi Museum

1
night
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden, and then make a trip to Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden travel route planner.

You can drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden
Schloss Berchtesgaden ©
Schloss Berchtesgaden

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 6th (Sun), get outside with Riessersee, hit the slopes at Garmisch-Classic, head outdoors with Eckbauerbahn, then head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oberammergau
Highlights from your plan
Oberammergau Church ©
Oberammergau Church
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Garmisch-Classic ©
Garmisch-Classic

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cologne Cathedral and Alt St. Alban. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gross St. Martin and Praetorium. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, examine the collection at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Peter.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cologne journey planner.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin

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