15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thuringia trip itinerary planner

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Nordhausen
— 2 nights
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Jena
— 5 nights
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Saalfeld
— 3 nights
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Eisenach
— 4 nights
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Nordhausen

— 2 nights
Nordhausen is a city in Thuringia, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mittelbau Dora, then get outside with Rabensteiner Stollen, and then see the interesting displays at Grenzlandmuseum Eichsfeld e.V.. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Nordhauser Traditionsbrennerei, get outside with Barbarossahohle, and then explore the world behind art at Panorama Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nordhausen day trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nordhausen is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jena.

Things to do in Nordhausen

Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jena

— 5 nights
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Get out of town with these interesting Jena side-trips: Weimar (Park an der Ilm, Goethe National Museum, &more) and Erfurt (Historisches Rathaus, Haus zum Roten Ochsen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, examine the collection at Liszt Haus, browse the exhibits of Goethes Gartenhaus, and browse the collection at Duchess Anna Amalia Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jena trip planner.

Drive from Nordhausen to Jena in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saalfeld.

Things to do in Jena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saalfeld

— 3 nights
Saalfeld is a town in Germany, capital of the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district of Thuringia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saalfeld: Suhl (Suhler Tierpark, Fahrzeugmuseum Suhl, &more), Oberschloss Kranichfeld (in Kranichfeld) and Arnstadt (St. Bartholomaus Traukirche von J. S. Bach & Tierpark Fasanerie). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Saalfelder Feengrotten, see the interesting displays at Schillerhaus Rudostadt, and don't miss a visit to Burg Ranis.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saalfeld trip website.

Traveling by car from Jena to Saalfeld takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eisenach.

Things to do in Saalfeld

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Eisenach

— 4 nights
Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany with 42,000 inhabitants, located 50km west of Erfurt, 70km southeast of Kassel and 150km northeast of Frankfurt. Get out of town with these interesting Eisenach side-trips: Rathaus Muhlhausen (in Muhlhausen), Erlebnis Bergwerk (in Merkers) and Historische Altstadt (in Bad Langensalza). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Wartburg Castle, learn about all things military at Point Alpha, contemplate the long history of Bachhaus, and take in breathtaking views at Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eisenach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saalfeld to Eisenach takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eisenach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eisenach

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Thuringia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.