13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hohenschwangau
— 4 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Madras

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Frankfurt

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Let the collections at Stadel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Fountain of Justice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Mathematikum (in Giessen) and St. Augustine's Church (in Mainz). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt route planner.

Chennai, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Frankfurt, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Frankfurt to be colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion.

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Drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Munich

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery, and then examine the collection at FC Bayern Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau

— 4 nights
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and Welfenmünster. Get outdoors at Alpseebad and Jochberg. Get out of town with these interesting Hohenschwangau side-trips: Reptilienhaus Oberammergau (in Oberammergau), Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Hohenpeissenberg) and Murnau (Munter-Haus, Maria-Hilf-Kirche, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, take in the awesome beauty at Herzogstand, and look for gifts at Schoenegger Kaese Alm.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hohenschwangau road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.