17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regensburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Altotting
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 4 nights

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Wurzburg

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then stop by Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Stuttgart Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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Nuremberg

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then contemplate the long history of Tiefer Brunnen, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Toy Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg journey maker.

Getting from Wurzburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Regensburg

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Walhalla, take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, then take in the views from Brueckturm Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Emmeram. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, explore the historical opulence of Trausnitz Castle with Chamber of Art and Curiosities, then don't miss a visit to Maria Laeng Kapelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Peter's, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Regensburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Regensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Regensburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Altotting.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Altotting

Altötting is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Altötting. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of In den Grüben, then step into the grandiose world of Burg zu Burghausen, then contemplate the long history of Kapellplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle). On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Anna, boost your wellbeing at Rottal Terme, and then don't miss a visit to Aenus Skulptur.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Altotting online road trip planner.

You can drive from Regensburg to Altotting in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. February in Altotting sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Altotting

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

2
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then get outside with Kolbensattel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip maker website.

Getting from Altotting to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Altotting in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Schwangau

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St.Maria und Florian, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Konigliche Kristall-Therme.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip builder tool.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Schwangau by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February, plan for slightly colder days in Schwangau, with highs around 4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

4
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Munich

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Frauenkirche are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Schwangau to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.