12 days in Rhineland-Palatinate Itinerary

12 days in Rhineland-Palatinate Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Koblenz
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Koblenz
— 4 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Speyer
— 1 night
Drive
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Mainz
— 2 nights
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Koblenz

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koblenz: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Jobelius Spirituosen (in Valwig) and Cochem (Reichsburg Cochem & Historische Senfmuehle). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), appreciate the views at Rhine Valley, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and appreciate the history behind Historiensaule.

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Philadelphia, USA to Koblenz is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Koblenz at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Trier

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trier: Bernkastel-Kues (Mosel Valley & Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz) and Weingut Louis Klein (in Traben-Trarbach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porta Nigra, admire the landmark architecture of Konstantinbasilika, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary site.

Getting from Koblenz to Trier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Speyer.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Speyer

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer, then don't miss a visit to Speyer Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dreifaltigkeitskirche Speyer, and finally make a trip to Mittelalterlicher Judenhof.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Speyer trip maker.

Traveling by car from Trier to Speyer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Speyer, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mainz.

Things to do in Speyer

Historic Sites · Museums

Mainz

— 2 nights

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Gutenberg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Nagelsaule, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kirschgarten. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mainz travel planner.

Getting from Speyer to Mainz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Rhineland-Palatinate travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Germany's renowned wine region, Rhineland-Palatinate is home to six of the country's 13 wine-producing districts. It leads the world in the production and export of fine sparkling wines. The region is also known for its modern museums, romantic castles, open-air markets, and traditional festivals, which make up a great number of its attractions. Be sure your itinerary includes a visit to some of the vibrant towns, as diverse and welcoming as the people who live in them. Rhineland-Palatinate is popular with walkers and cyclists. It offers more scenic long-distance paths, short walks, and award-winning trails than any casual tourist could ever hope to explore in a single visit. You can reach the major attractions easily by car or train. But to enjoy the region's pristine natural scenery, picturesque vineyards, and friendly villages, rent a bicycle. This way, you can traverse the countryside at a pace slow enough to soak up the local culture.