16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Coburg
1
Coburg
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
2
Erfurt
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Gotha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bad Ems
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
St. Wendel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Coburg

6
nights
Coburg

Coburg ©
Once the capital of an independent German principality, Coburg today resembles something out of a storybook with its medeival castle and town.
Visit Marienburg Fortress and Altes Rathaus for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and Veste Coburg. Explore Coburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Neumunster, & more), Wasserkuppe Gersfeld (in Gersfeld) and Bamberg (Bamberger Dom, Bamberg Altstadt, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Felsenlabyrinth auf der Luisenburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rosenau, contemplate the long history of Richard Wagner Museum (Wahnfried), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Evangelische Stadtkirche St. Moriz.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coburg day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Erfurt Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bamberg, Wurzburg, Bayreuth, Wildpark Schloss Tambach, Felsenlabyrinth auf der Luisenburg
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Ehrenburg ©
Schloss Ehrenburg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

2
nights
Erfurt

Erfurt ©
Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, see the interesting displays at Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, and then take an in-depth tour of Buchenwald Memorial. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Merchant's Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Thuringian Woods, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Erfurt Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Egapark Erfurt.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Erfurt road trip planning website .

Take a train from Coburg to Erfurt in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gotha.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Weimar, Thuringian Woods
Highlights from your plan
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Buchenwald Memorial ©
Buchenwald Memorial
Erfurt Cathedral ©
Erfurt Cathedral

3
nights
Gotha

Gotha ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Friedenstein. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Friedenstein, examine the collection at Automobile Welt Eisenach, then contemplate the long history of Bachhaus, then explore the stunning scenery at Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht, and finally step into the grandiose world of Wartburg Castle. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Michaelskirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Point Alpha.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gotha vacation planner .

Drive from Coburg to Gotha in 1.5 hours. September in Gotha sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to St. Wendel.

Things to do in Gotha

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eisenach, Fulda, Point Alpha
Highlights from your plan
Wartburg Castle ©
Wartburg Castle
Fulda Cathedral ©
Fulda Cathedral
Point Alpha ©
Point Alpha

2
nights
Bad Ems

Bad Ems ©
Bad Ems is a town in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Marksburg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Museum Boppard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Severus, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Thurant.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bad Ems sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Gotha to Bad Ems takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Wendel.

Things to do in Bad Ems

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Boppard, Burg Lahneck, Rathaus, Burg Thurant, Marksburg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Marksburg Castle ©
Marksburg Castle
Burg Thurant ©
Burg Thurant
Burg Lahneck ©
Burg Lahneck

2
nights
St. Wendel

St. Wendel ©
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Wendel trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bad Ems to St. Wendel in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bad Ems in September since evenings lows in St. Wendel dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Wendel

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium, Felsenkirche, Burg Nanstein
Highlights from your plan
GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium ©
GONDWANA - Das Praehistorium
Burg Nanstein ©
Burg Nanstein
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche