15 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

15 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

Start: Nykobing Falster, Denmark
drive:  8 h
1
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Mulhouse, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Koblenz, Germany
— 4 nights
drive:  1 h
6
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
drive:  7 h
End: Nykobing Falster, Denmark


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3
nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary ©
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral and Statni Zamek Kynzvart. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Moser. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karlovy Vary: Osek Monastery (in Osek), Zamek Cerveny Hradek (in Jirkov) and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (in Most). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Vridelni kolonada, hike along Diana Lookout Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelical Church of St. Peter and Paul, and don't miss a visit to Mlynska kolonada.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Karlovy Vary trip itinerary website .

Nykobing Falster, Denmark to Karlovy Vary is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nykobing Falster in May, Karlovy Vary is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Radolfzell am Bodensee.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Osek Monastery, Statni Zamek Kynzvart, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Johann W - Castle winery Třebívlice, Zamek Cerveny Hradek
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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral
Church of St. Mary Magdalene ©
Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Moser ©
Moser

2
nights
Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany

Radolfzell am Bodensee ©
On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Sigmaringen Castle, explore the galleries of New Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at KZ-Friedhof Birnau, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Niederburg), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Peter and Paul. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Munster Unserer Lieben Frau - St. Radolt Radolfzell, steep yourself in history at Zur Erinnerung an die Bewahrung von Radolfzell, get outside with Strandbad Mettnau, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mettnau-Turm, then revel in the low prices at seemaxx Outlet Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munster St. Nikolaus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Radolfzell am Bodensee road trip planner.

You can drive from Karlovy Vary to Radolfzell am Bodensee in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Radolfzell am Bodensee

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, New Palace, Old Town (Niederburg), KZ-Friedhof Birnau, Munster St. Nikolaus
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Sigmaringen Castle ©
Sigmaringen Castle
New Palace ©
New Palace
Old Town (Niederburg) ©
Old Town (Niederburg)

1
night
Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee Electropolis, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville, see the interesting displays at Musee De L'Impression Sur Etoffes De Mulhouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Saint Etienne, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel de ville - Musée Historique.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mulhouse road trip app .

Getting from Radolfzell am Bodensee to Mulhouse by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Thiebaud, Eglise St. Leger
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Musee Electropolis ©
Musee Electropolis
Eglise Saint Thiebaud ©
Eglise Saint Thiebaud
Temple Saint Etienne ©
Temple Saint Etienne

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Explore hidden gems such as Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg and Citadel of Bitche. Venture out of the city with trips to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches (in Klingenthal). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Mulhouse to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koblenz.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Obernai, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches, Citadel of Bitche, Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Domaine Albert Seltz
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial ©

4
nights
Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rheinstein Castle and Metternich Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of St. Castor and Thurant Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koblenz: Trier (St. Paulin-Kirche, Porta Nigra, &more), Burg Stahleck (in Bacharach) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, contemplate the long history of Jesuitenplatz, examine the collection at VFF Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz, and make a trip to Kurfurstliches Schloss.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koblenz holiday planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Koblenz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Koblenz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trier, Worms, Thurant Castle, Schloss Schoenburg, Metternich Castle
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Thurant Castle ©
Thurant Castle
Metternich Castle ©
Metternich Castle
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Three Kings. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria im Kapitol, then stop by Dusseldorf-Oberkassel, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Koblenz to Cologne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schloss Burg, Dusseldorf-Oberkassel
Highlights from your plan
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

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