15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nordhausen
— 2 nights
2
Eisenach
— 3 nights
3
Jena
— 4 nights
4
Saalfeld
— 3 nights

2
nights
Nordhausen

Nordhausen ©
Nordhausen is a city in Thuringia, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Nordhauser Traditionsbrennerei, look for all kinds of wild species at Alternativer Barenpark Worbis, and then see the interesting displays at Grenzlandmuseum Eichsfeld e.V.. On the next day, do a tasting at Klostergut Monchpfiffel, head outdoors with Barbarossahohle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Panorama Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Wasserburg Heldrungen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nordhausen road trip planning site.

Chattanooga, USA to Nordhausen is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eisenach.

Things to do in Nordhausen

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Panorama Museum, Wasserburg Heldrungen, Klostergut Monchpfiffel, Alternativer Barenpark Worbis, Barbarossahohle
Highlights from your plan
Grenzlandmuseum Eichsfeld e.V. ©
Grenzlandmuseum Eichsfeld e.V.
Panorama Museum ©
Panorama Museum
Barbarossahohle ©
Barbarossahohle

3
nights
Eisenach

Eisenach ©
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wartburg Castle and Bachhaus. Get outdoors at Marienglashoehle Friedrichroda and Baumkronenpfad. Get out of town with these interesting Eisenach side-trips: Gotha (Schloss Friedenstein & Herzogliches Museum), Point Alpha (in Geisa) and Baumkronenpfad Hainich (in Schonstedt). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Automobile Welt Eisenach, contemplate the long history of Schloss & Park Altenstein, don't miss a visit to Schmales Haus Eisenach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Georgenkirche.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eisenach trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Nordhausen to Eisenach in 1.5 hours. July in Eisenach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jena.

Things to do in Eisenach

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gotha, Baumkronenpfad, Marienglashoehle Friedrichroda, Point Alpha, Schloss & Park Altenstein
Highlights from your plan
Wartburg Castle ©
Wartburg Castle
Point Alpha ©
Point Alpha
Bachhaus ©
Bachhaus

4
nights
Jena

Jena ©
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Step off the beaten path and head to Duchess Anna Amalia Library and Schillers Wohnhaus. Zeiss-Planetarium and Liszt Haus will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Jena: Weimar (Park an der Ilm, Goethe National Museum, &more) and Erfurt (Egapark Erfurt, Old Synagogue, &more). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus and stroll the grounds of Jakobskirchhof.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jena trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Eisenach to Jena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jena are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saalfeld.

Things to do in Jena

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Weimar, Erfurt
Highlights from your plan
Schillers Wohnhaus ©
Schillers Wohnhaus
Duchess Anna Amalia Library ©
Duchess Anna Amalia Library
Schloss Belvedere ©
Schloss Belvedere

3
nights
Saalfeld

Saalfeld ©
Saalfeld is a town in Germany, capital of the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district of Thuringia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saalfelder Feengrotten and Thuringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg. Get some cultural insight at Bunkermuseum am Rennsteig and Waffenmuseum Suhl. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saalfeld: Fahrzeugmuseum Suhl (in Suhl), Kickelhahn (in Ilmenau) and Rennsteiggarten Oberhof (in Oberhof). There's more to do: examine the collection at Schillerhaus Rudostadt and take in the spiritual surroundings of Johann-Sebastian-Bachkirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saalfeld trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Jena to Saalfeld in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saalfeld

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Suhl, Rudolstadt, Johann-Sebastian-Bachkirche, Kickelhahn, Bunkermuseum am Rennsteig
Highlights from your plan
Thuringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg ©
Thuringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg
Bunkermuseum am Rennsteig ©
Bunkermuseum am Rennsteig
Waffenmuseum Suhl ©
Waffenmuseum Suhl