15 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

15 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baden-Wurttemberg travel planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart
1
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive
2
Friedrichshafen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rust
— 1 night
Drive
5
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Mannheim
— 4 nights
Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

1
night
Stuttgart

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 29th (Tue), hike along Wasserfallsteig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Markthalle, see the interesting displays at Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart route planner.

San Diego, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Stuttgart. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect Stuttgart to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Friedrichshafen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Friedrichshafen

Reborn after World War II, the town of Friedrichshafen along the shores of Lake Constance feels deeply connected to its natural environment.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Zeppelin Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Affenberg Salem, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Meersburg. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eriskircher Ried Naturschutzgebiet, then explore the activities along Lake Constance (Bodensee), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Friedrichshafen vacation website.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Friedrichshafen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Friedrichshafen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Friedrichshafen

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Capital of the Black Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn Freiburg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schlossberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, and finally steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg, get outside with Jagersteig Schluchsee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schluchsee, then admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls, and finally appreciate the history behind Martinstor.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau route planner.

You can drive from Friedrichshafen to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Rust.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Rust

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
You've now added Europa-Park to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Sankt Arbogast and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rust online holiday planner.

Rust is very close to Freiburg im Breisgau. In October in Rust, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
nights
Baden-Baden

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Visiting Merkur and Altschlossfelsen will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Burg Hohenzollern and Wehrkirche St. Martin are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach) and Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad). There's lots more to do: admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Rust to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Mannheim.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

4
nights
Mannheim

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schwetzingen Palace and Wild- und Wanderpark. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trifels Castle and Schloss Heidelberg. Explore Mannheim's surroundings by going to Felsenwanderweg (in Rodalben), Freizeitbad LA OLA (in Landau in der Pfalz) and Elizabeth Gate (in Heidelberg). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, head outdoors with Teufelstisch, trek along Busenberger Holzschuhpfad, and take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mannheim travel route planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Mannheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mannheim

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.