17 days in Germany & Colmar Itinerary

17 days in Germany & Colmar Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Charlotte, United States

1
day
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then stroll around Hohenpark Killesberg, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart online trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 15- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Stuttgart due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in June; daily highs in Stuttgart reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

3
nights
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.
Step out of Baden-Baden to go to Baiersbronn and see Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden travel route planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Merkur ©
Merkur

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colmar side-trips: Fort de Mutzig (in Dangolsheim), Kintzheim (La montagne des singes & La Volerie des aigles) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's still lots to do: stop by Little Venice and don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Baden-Baden to Colmar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kintzheim, Fort de Mutzig, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Konstanz Munster, then examine the collection at Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen, and then head off the coast to Mainau. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, then admire the striking features of Wallfahrtskirche Basilika Birnau, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Meersburg, and finally make a trip to Dreifaltigkeitskirche.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Konstanz online holiday planner.

Getting from Colmar to Konstanz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Uhldingen Muhlhofen, Burg Meersburg
Highlights from your plan
Mainau ©
Mainau
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour
Burg Meersburg ©
Burg Meersburg

2
nights
Fussen, Germany

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.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then explore the activities along Forggensee. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fussen trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Konstanz to Fussen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fussen are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Schwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berchtesgaden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Berchtesgaden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Konigssee
Highlights from your plan
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden ©
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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