18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany holiday planner

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Munich
— 1 day
Drive
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Augsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karlsruhe
— 11 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt
— 2 nights

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Munich

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes In Their Shoes Dachau Memorial Tours. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): deepen your understanding of the past and present with In Their Shoes Dachau Memorial Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Memmingen Allgau Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours

Augsburg

— 4 nights

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
You've added Fugger Und Welser Erlebnismuseum, MAN Museum, Schloss Schleissheim, and other attractions to your itinerary. Let the collections at Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Fuggerei. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter am Perlach, contemplate the long history of Furstbischofliche Residenz, and get to know the fascinating history of Rathausplatz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Augsburg trip tool.

You can drive from Munich to Augsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Augsburg sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Augsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Karlsruhe

— 11 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
You've added Schwetzingen Palace, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Maulbronn Monastery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Porsche Museum and Zeppelin Museum. Get some historical perspective at Messel Pit Fossil Site and Burgruine Zavelstein. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karlsruhe: Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg), Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad) and Archaopark Vogelherd (in Niederstotzingen). The adventure continues: make a trip to Turmberg and pause for some photo ops at Kloster Lorsch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Karlsruhe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Augsburg to Karlsruhe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eltz Castle, Dialogmuseum Frankfurt and German Film Museum. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle, then examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, then examine the collection at German Film Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.