17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h
1
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fussen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Trier
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bamberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Regensburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle) and Jerusalem Panorama. Popular historic sites such as Sankt Phillipp und Jakob (Stiftspfarrkirche) and Kapellplatz are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Altotting (Kapuzinerkloster St. Magdalena & Basilika St. Anna), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Hartsee (in Eggstaett). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church and work some fitness into your day at Olympiapark.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich online day trip planner .

Boston, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Boston to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Altotting, Hartsee, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle) ©
Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle)
Basilika St. Anna ©
Basilika St. Anna
Kapuzinerkloster St. Magdalena ©
Kapuzinerkloster St. Magdalena

3
nights
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oberammergau Church and Burgruine Hohenfreyberg. Popular historic sites such as Benediktinerkloster St. Mang and St. Peter und Paul are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fussen: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze & Partnachklamm) and Linderhof Palace (in Ettal). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and get outside with Weißensee.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fussen online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Fussen, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, St. Peter und Paul, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Burgruine Hohenfreyberg
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Oberammergau Church ©
Oberammergau Church
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang ©
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang

3
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kurfurstliches Palais and Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Burg Eltz (in Wierschem) and Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald (in Birkenfeld). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trier sightseeing planner.

Drive from Fussen to Trier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Trier

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg, Metternich Castle, Reichsburg Cochem, Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Metternich Castle ©
Metternich Castle
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Weikersheim, take in the spiritual surroundings of Herrgottskirche, then admire the landmark architecture of St. George Church, then steep yourself in history at Rothenburger Tor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Trier to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In October, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dinkelsbuhl, Wurzburg, Herrgottskirche, Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim ©
St. George Church ©
St. George Church

3
nights
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altes Rathaus and Veste Coburg. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Basilica of the Vierzehnheiligen and Wallfahrtskirche Armesberg. Explore Bamberg's surroundings by going to Burg Gossweinstein (in Gossweinstein), Klosterkirche Speinshart (in Neustadt an der Waldnaab) and Burgruine Hohenberneck (in Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Festung Rosenberg - Deutsches Festungsmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Augustin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberger Dom, and steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamberg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bamberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coburg, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Burg Gossweinstein, Burgruine Hohenberneck, Festung Rosenberg - Deutsches Festungsmuseum
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers ©
Veste Coburg ©
Veste Coburg

2
nights
Regensburg

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alte Kapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Laeng Kapelle, contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Naturschutzgebiet Holle and then explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Kurnberg.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Regensburg travel route site .

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Regensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Town Hall, Burgruine Kurnberg, Naturschutzgebiet Holle
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Kurnberg ©
Burgruine Kurnberg
Maria Laeng Kapelle ©
Maria Laeng Kapelle

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