18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kitzingen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Wurzburg
— 1 day
Drive
4
Weikersheim
Drive
5
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
— 1 night
Drive
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Dinkelsbuhl
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Oberammergau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 1 night
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Frankfurt

— 6 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some cultural insight at Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark and Church of St. Severus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Braunfels and Weilburg Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Oberwesel (Schloss Schoenburg & City Fortifications), Koblenz (Basilica of St. Castor & Gorresplatz) and Burg Pfalzgrafenstein (in Kaub). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ruine Königstein, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, and contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip builder.

Atlanta, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. In July, Frankfurt is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Kitzingen.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kitzingen

— 2 nights
Kitzingen is a town in the German state of Bavaria, capital of the district Kitzingen. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kitzingen evangelische Stadtkirche and then snap pictures at Alte Mainbrucke (Pippinsbrucke). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Marktplatz, do a tasting at Weingut Roth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muensterschwarzach Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Faltertor.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kitzingen road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Kitzingen takes 2 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kitzingen, with lows around 54°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Kitzingen

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 1 day

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael Kirche, steep yourself in history at Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stationsweg Nikolausberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg tour itinerary planner.

Wurzburg is very close to Kitzingen. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Weikersheim.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Weikersheim

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Weikersheim sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Weikersheim in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Weikersheim are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Weikersheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Schloss Schillingsfurst, get engrossed in the history at Brunnenhausmuseum Schillingsfurst, and then ponder the design of St. Georgs Brunnen.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip planner.

You can drive from Weikersheim to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Museums

Side Trip

Dinkelsbuhl

— 3 nights
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Harburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche St. Michael, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtsbasilika Maria Brunnlein, take a stroll around Historischer Marktplatz Wemding, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Rothenburger Tor. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sulferturm, steep yourself in history at Neubausaal, then contemplate the long history of Rathaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Brunnen und Pranger.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dinkelsbuhl trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Dinkelsbuhl takes an hour. In July in Dinkelsbuhl, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Oberammergau

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Kofel, identify plant and animal life at Reptilienhaus Oberammergau, then examine the collection at Oberammergau Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Geburtshaus von Ludwig Thoma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Kolbensattel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Staffelsee, then see the interesting displays at Munter-Haus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oberammergau trip planner.

You can drive from Dinkelsbuhl to Oberammergau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. July in Oberammergau sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Schwangau

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, pause for some serene contemplation at Welfenmünster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, and finally stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Schwangau online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oberammergau to Schwangau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
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You can drive from Schwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.