15 days in Germany, Pilsen & Prague Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Pilsen & Prague Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 1 night
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 day
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Augsburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 day
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Halle (Saale), Germany
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Kassel, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Romer, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt road trip site.

Houston, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Frankfurt. While traveling from Houston, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mannheim.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Mannheim, Germany

— 1 night

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Kirche, and then stop by Der Kaffeeladen & Die Schokoladenwerkstatt.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mannheim trip itinerary site.

Drive from Frankfurt to Mannheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Karlsruhe, Germany

— 1 night

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Karlsruhe trip planning website.

You can drive from Mannheim to Karlsruhe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 day

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, look for gifts at Bokks Deux, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally examine the collection at Porsche Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip planner.

Drive from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Augsburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping

Augsburg, Germany

— 1 night

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Augsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Augsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Augsburg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Munich.

Things to do in Augsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Munich, Germany

— 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, explore the activities along English Garden, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Drive from Augsburg to Munich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Regensburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Regensburg, Germany

— 1 night
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Regensburg road trip planning site.

Getting from Munich to Regensburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Regensburg are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. You'll set off for Nuremberg on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Nuremberg, Germany

— 1 day

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pilsen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites

Pilsen, Czech Republic

— 1 day

Little Prague

The birthplace of one of the world's favorite beer brands, Pilsen features a compact city center packed with museums, galleries, churches, restaurants, and pubs.
To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pilsen online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Pilsen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. December in Pilsen sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F at night. You will leave for Prague on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Pilsen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Pilsen to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. You'll set off for Dresden on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dresden online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Dresden are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Schillerhaus, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Leipzig online itinerary planner.

Drive from Dresden to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Leipzig

Shopping · Historic Sites

Halle (Saale), Germany

Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Beatles Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halle (Saale) online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leipzig to Halle (Saale) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Museums
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Kassel, Germany

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kassel road trip app.

Drive from Halle (Saale) to Kassel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kassel can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You'll set off for Wurzburg on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Kassel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Wurzburg, Germany

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
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You can take a train from Kassel to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

On the 31st (Fri), admire the striking features of Main Tower, meet the residents at Zoo Frankfurt, then steep yourself in history at The Hauptwache, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wurzburg to Frankfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.