16 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

16 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, France & Karlovy Vary Itinerary

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


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2
nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary ©
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mlynska kolonada and then take in the natural beauty of Vridelni kolonada. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Market Colonnade, then admire the striking features of Hlavni kolonada, then ponder the design of Zpivajici fontana, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karlovy Vary attractions planning website .

Nykobing Falster, Denmark to Karlovy Vary is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nykobing Falster in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Karlovy Vary. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Radolfzell am Bodensee.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Parks Spas Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Marianske Lazne, Pilsner Urquell Brewery
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Diana Lookout Tower ©
Diana Lookout Tower
Pilsner Urquell Brewery ©
Pilsner Urquell Brewery
Hlavni kolonada ©
Hlavni kolonada

1
night
Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany

Radolfzell am Bodensee ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Munster Unserer Lieben Frau - St. Radolt Radolfzell, steep yourself in history at Zur Erinnerung an die Bewahrung von Radolfzell, stroll around Wasserspielplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mettnau-Turm, and finally get some fabulous bargains at seemaxx Outlet Center.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Radolfzell am Bodensee trip itinerary maker.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Radolfzell am Bodensee

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of St. Peter and Paul
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seemaxx Outlet Center ©
seemaxx Outlet Center
Wasserspielplatz ©
Wasserspielplatz

2
nights
Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim) and Little Venice (in Colmar). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, step into the grandiose world of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, meet the residents at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse, and pause for some photo ops at Saint-Leon Fountain.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mulhouse online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Radolfzell am Bodensee to Mulhouse takes 2.5 hours. May in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Little Venice
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim ©
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Saint-Leon Fountain ©
Saint-Leon Fountain

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 Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Abbatiale Saints Pierre et Paul (in Andlau). There's much more to do: wander the streets of La Petite France, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and make a trip to Barrage Vauban.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg travel planning website .

You can take a train from Mulhouse to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, Zoo d'Amnéville, Les Confitures du Climont, Place Stanislas, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Maurice Heckmann ©
Maurice Heckmann

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Mosel Valley, do a tasting at Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof, step into the grandiose world of Reichsburg Cochem, then steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Castor, appreciate the history behind Historiensaule, admire the striking features of Kunstgasschen Koblenz, do a tasting at Weingut Schwaab, then explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle, and finally stop by Jobelius Spirituosen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Koblenz vacation planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Koblenz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Koblenz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof, Jobelius Spirituosen, Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), Mosel Valley
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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

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nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, then make a trip to Konigsallee, and then look for gifts at Altstadt.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Koblenz to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cologne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Phantasialand
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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