13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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Stuttgart
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karlsruhe
— 4 nights
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Erfurt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jena
— 1 night
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Stuttgart

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: LEGOLAND Deutschland (in Gunzburg), Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Rothenburg (Das Plonlein, Altstadt, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, make a trip to Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten.

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Berlin to Stuttgart is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Karlsruhe

— 4 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Family-friendly places like Europa-Park and Freiburger Münster will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karlsruhe: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Schloss Heidelberg) and Baden-Baden (Spas, Museum Frieder Burda, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Karlsruhe Palace.

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You can drive from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Erfurt.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Erfurt

— 3 nights

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Attractions like Kramerbruecke and Wartburg Castle make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Erfurt to go to Weimar and see Goethe National Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have fun at Nordwand Klettern, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Severi Kirche, admire the landmark architecture of Historische Altstadt, and see the interesting displays at Erfurter Puppenstubenmuseum.

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Traveling by flight from Karlsruhe to Erfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jena.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jena

— 1 night
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. On the 17th (Tue), stroll through Goethes Gartenhaus, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, then look and learn at Zeiss-Planetarium, then stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jen-Tower.

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Drive from Erfurt to Jena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jena

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

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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.