18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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18 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Munich
1
Munich
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Augsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Karlsruhe
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
End: Frankfurt

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes In Their Shoes Dachau Memorial Tours as well as Hofbrauhaus Munchen. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): gain interesting insight with In Their Shoes Dachau Memorial Tours and then join in the after-dark buzz at Hofbrauhaus Munchen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Flughafen München-Riem, Memmingen Allgau Airport and Nuremberg Airport. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Nightlife
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Hofbrauhaus Munchen ©
Hofbrauhaus Munchen

4
nights
Augsburg

Augsburg ©
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria) and Rathausplatz. Step out of Augsburg with an excursion to Munich Residenz in Munich--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fuggerei, get a sense of history and politics at Augsburg Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter am Perlach, and steep yourself in history at Furstbischofliche Residenz.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Augsburg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Augsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Augsburg, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 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

Side Trips

Munich, Schloss Schleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

11
nights
Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
You've added Schwetzingen Schloss, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Kloster Maulbronn, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Roman Bath Ruins and Porsche Museum. Let the collections at Archaopark Vogelherd and Zeppelin Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlsruhe: Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg), Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad) and Burgruine Zavelstein (in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Messel Pit Fossil Site, make a trip to Turmberg, and admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Lorsch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Karlsruhe trip site .

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Karlsruhe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Gutach im Schwarzwald
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burg Eltz, Dialog Museum and DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum. On the 1st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, see the interesting displays at Dialog Museum, then examine the collection at DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner.

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burg Eltz
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Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz