12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

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12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

Start: Ptuj, Slovenia
Drive:  5​h
1
Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sinsheim, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Speyer, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Karlsruhe, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  30​min
7
Baden-Baden, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
8
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Ptuj, Slovenia

1
night
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Laeng Kapelle, then steep yourself in history at Neupfarrplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Emmeram Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Regensburg trip planner.

Ptuj, Slovenia to Regensburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, Regensburg is little chillier than Ptuj - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Shopping
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Maria Laeng Kapelle ©
Maria Laeng Kapelle
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sinsheim.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Markusturm and Buttelhaus ©
Markusturm and Buttelhaus
Siebers Tower ©
Siebers Tower
Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede

few
hours
Sinsheim, Germany

Sinsheim ©
Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area of the state Baden-Württemberg about 22 kilometers southeast of Heidelberg and about 28 kilometers northwest of Heilbronn in the district Rhein-Neckar.GeographyOverviewIt consists of a town centre and 12 suburbs with a total population of 35,373 . Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Alla Hopp and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klosterkirche Lobenfeld.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sinsheim trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Sinsheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Sinsheim

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Klosterkirche Lobenfeld
Highlights from your plan
Alla Hopp ©
Alla Hopp
Klosterkirche Lobenfeld ©
Klosterkirche Lobenfeld

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate and then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Michaelskloster, then take an in-depth tour of Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), and finally identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip planner .

Heidelberg is just a short distance from Sinsheim. In July, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Speyer.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss)
Michaelskloster ©
Michaelskloster

few
hours
Speyer, Germany

Speyer
With origins in the days of the Roman Empire and a religious history dating as far back as the 4th century, Speyer has long been known for its role as a hotbed of ecclesiastical reform.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Speyer visit app .

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Speyer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Karlsruhe on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Speyer

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

few
hours
Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Alter Schlachthof and then explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Speyer to Karlsruhe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe ©
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Wasserkunstanlage Paradies and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden road trip website .

Baden-Baden is just a short distance from Karlsruhe. In August in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wasserkunstanlage Paradies ©
Wasserkunstanlage Paradies

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Le Village de la Biere, see the interesting displays at Pixel Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Stride Strasbourg Indoor Bike Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Buvette aux Sept Ecluses.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Spas Trails
Highlights from your plan
Stride Strasbourg Indoor Bike Park ©
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses ©
Buvette aux Sept Ecluses

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip website .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. August in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Martin, savor the flavors at Freiburger Muenstermarkt, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and finally admire the masterpieces at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof
Freiburger Muenstermarkt ©
Freiburger Muenstermarkt

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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, then see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Munchen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and finally view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich.

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You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
FC Bayern Erlebniswelt ©
FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum ©
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum

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