14 days in Germany Itinerary

14 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany sightseeing 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. Get out of town with these interesting Oldenburg side-trips: Wilhelmshaven (Sudstrand & Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Bremerhaven (Deutsches Auswandererhaus & Zoo am Meer). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, examine the collection at State Museum of Art and Cultural History, admire the landmark architecture of St. Lamberti Church, and admire the masterpieces at Horst Janssen Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oldenburg planner.

Des Moines, USA to Oldenburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Oldenburg is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Des Moines in September, with highs in Oldenburg at 63°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Oldenburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Heidelberg side-trips: Frankfurt (Main Tower, Stadel Museum, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg tour builder website.

You can fly from Oldenburg to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oldenburg in September, expect nights in Heidelberg to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Friedrichsbad, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Evangelische Stadtkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Ellbachsee Aussichtsplattform, then explore the activities along Mummelsee, then get outside with Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, and finally admire the striking features of Market Place.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Freudenstadt trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Freudenstadt in 2 hours. October in Freudenstadt sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Triberg.

Things to do in Freudenstadt

Spas · Baths · Parks · Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Urenkopfturm, see the interesting displays at Dorotheenhutte Wolfach, then get in on the family fun at Rodelbahn Gutach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Triberger Waterfall, examine the collection at Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum), then don't miss a visit to Weltgrosste Kuckucksuhr, and finally look for gifts at House of 1000 Clocks.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Triberg holiday maker.

Getting from Freudenstadt to Triberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Triberg

Museums · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks

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 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, explore the activities along Lake Titisee, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, and finally make a trip to Munsterplatz.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau online trip planner.

You can drive from Triberg to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.