14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bremen Airport, Drive to Oldenburg
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Oldenburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freudenstadt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Triberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
Drive to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, Fly to Des Moines

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Oldenburg

— 3 nights
Oldenburg or simply Oldenburg is an independent city in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. Venture out of the city with trips to The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden), Wilhelmshaven (Sudstrand & Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven) and Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus & Zoo am Meer). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, see the interesting displays at State Museum of Art and Cultural History, admire the landmark architecture of St. Lamberti Church, and walk around Botanischer Garten.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oldenburg trip planner.

Des Moines, USA to Oldenburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Des Moines to Oldenburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Des Moines in July, with highs in Oldenburg at 69°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Oldenburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Frankfurt (Main Tower, Stadel Museum, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), hike along Philosopher’s Walk, and wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip builder tool.

Getting from Oldenburg to Heidelberg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oldenburg in July, expect nights in Heidelberg to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Freudenstadt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Freudenstadt

— 2 nights
Freudenstadt is a town in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. On the 10th (Sun), see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Evangelische Stadtkirche. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, then take a memorable drive along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, and finally admire the striking features of Market Place.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Freudenstadt attractions website.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Freudenstadt takes 2 hours. In July in Freudenstadt, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Triberg.

Things to do in Freudenstadt

Spas · Baths · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Triberg

— 2 nights
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Urenkopfturm, examine the collection at Dorotheenhutte Wolfach, then find something for the whole family at Rodelbahn Gutach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum), then don't miss a visit to Weltgrosste Kuckucksuhr, and finally stop by House of 1000 Clocks.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Triberg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Freudenstadt to Triberg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Triberg

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 3 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, and finally admire the striking features of Munsterplatz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip builder site.

Getting from Triberg to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.