18 days in Germany, Mulhouse & Strasbourg Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Mulhouse & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Ulm, Germany
— 2 nights
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Tubingen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 1 night
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
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Mulhouse, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore hidden gems such as Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg and Rubble Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maulbronn Monastery and Seeschloss Monrepos. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, stroll around Hohenpark Killesberg, and steep yourself in history at Burgruine Hofen.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Stuttgart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Stuttgart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Ulm.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ulm, Germany

— 2 nights
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Fischkastenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Georg Ulm, and then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Ulmer Münster, pause for some serene contemplation at Die Valentinskapelle, then steep yourself in history at The Leaning House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagoge Ulm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ulm trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Ulm in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tubingen.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites · Parks

Tubingen, Germany

— 2 nights

Eternal Student Town

Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sakis Stocherkahnfahrten. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hohentuebingen and Market Square (Marktplatz). Visit St. George's Collegiate Church, Tubingen and Marienkirche for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Tubingen: Burgruine Hohennagold (in Nagold) and Castle Waldeck (in Calw). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johannes Evangelist.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tubingen road trip planning tool.

Drive from Ulm to Tubingen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Tubingen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saarbrucken.

Things to do in Tubingen

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarbrucken, Germany

— 1 night
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Arnual and then contemplate the long history of Voelklinger-Huette.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saarbrucken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tubingen to Saarbrucken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 3 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historisches Kaufhaus and Hochburg bei Emmendingen. Get some historical perspective at Freiburger Münster and Alter Friedhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V. (in St. Peter im Schwarzwald) and Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg (in Staufen). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Martinstor, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall, and don't miss a visit to Schwabentor.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau travel route planner.

Getting from Saarbrucken to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mulhouse, France

— 2 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand, take in the history at Hartmannswillerkopf, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Leger. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Saint Etienne.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Mulhouse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore hidden gems such as Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Old Saint Peter's Church. Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Selestat (Eglise Saint-Georges & Eglise Sainte-Foy) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg, and steep yourself in history at La Neustadt.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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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.