16 days in Thuringia Itinerary

16 days in Thuringia Itinerary

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Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Greiz
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Greiz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weimar
— 9 nights
Drive
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Nordhausen
— 4 nights
Drive to Erfurt Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Greiz

— 2 nights
Greiz is a town in Thuringia, and it is the capital of the district of Greiz. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Furstlich Greizer Park, then explore the historical opulence of Sommerpalais, and then get to know the resident critters at Tiergehege Zeulenroda-Triebes. On the next day, walk around Hofwiesenpark, then don't miss a visit to Haus Schulenburg, and then make a trip to Bierlagerungslabyrinth.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Greiz attractions tool.

Toronto, Canada to Greiz is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Greiz, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Weimar.

Things to do in Greiz

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weimar

— 9 nights

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Weimar: Eisenach (Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht, Wartburg Castle, &more), Erfurt (Naturkundemuseum, Erfurt Cathedral, &more) and Fahrzeugmuseum Suhl (in Suhl). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Goethe National Museum, make a trip to Markt, steep yourself in history at Buchenwald Memorial, and walk around Park an der Ilm.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Weimar trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Greiz to Weimar takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Weimar are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Nordhausen.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nordhausen

— 4 nights
Nordhausen is a city in Thuringia, Germany. Explore Nordhausen's surroundings by going to Bad Langensalza (Nationalpark Hainich, Baumkronenpfad, &more), Panorama Museum (in Bad Frankenhausen) and Rathaus Muhlhausen (in Muhlhausen). It doesn't end there: make a trip to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mittelbau Dora and get outside with Barbarossahohle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nordhausen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Weimar to Nordhausen in 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Nordhausen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.