18 days in Hesse Itinerary

18 days in Hesse Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hesse sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Marburg
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Marburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kassel
— 4 nights
Train
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Fulda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt
— 5 nights
Drive

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Marburg

— 4 nights
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). Venture out of the city with trips to Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid (in Breitscheid), Schloss Braunfels (in Braunfels) and Castle Greifenstein (in Greifenstein). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Marburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marburger Universitatskirche, see the interesting displays at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Mineralogisches Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marburg trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for slightly colder days in Marburg, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Marburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kassel

— 4 nights

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
Explore Kassel's surroundings by going to Edersee (in Waldeck), WildtierPark Edersee (in Edertal) and Fritzlar (Grauer Turm & St. Petri Kathedrale). There's much more to do: walk around Bergpark, get outside with Insel Siebenbergen, don't miss a visit to Marmorbad, and explore the historical opulence of Ruine Weidelsburg.

For photos and other tourist information, read Kassel travel route planner.

Getting from Marburg to Kassel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Kassel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Fulda.

Things to do in Kassel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fulda

— 4 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Get out of town with these interesting Fulda side-trips: Wildpark Gersfeld (in Gersfeld), Wortreich (in Bad Hersfeld) and Schotten (Vogelpark Schotten, Wanderwelt Vogelsberg Hessen, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt-Blockflote, explore the historical opulence of Schlossgarten Fulda, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dahliengarten.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fulda road trip planner.

Getting from Kassel to Fulda by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Fulda are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Ruedesheim am Rhein (Sankt Jakobus Kirche, Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Romer, learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and take in the views from Iron Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Fulda to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hesse travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Though relatively small in size, Hesse is not only rich in tradition, culture, and art, but also in numerous modern tourist attractions. This is one of the country's most prosperous regions. It includes the city of Frankfurt, a global financial powerhouse renowned for its futuristic skyline. The region is known for its outstanding public transportation, high quality of life, leafy parks, and lively nightlife. The city streets are lined with small cafes, innovative museums, bustling beer halls, and an array of other places to visit while in town. Hesse also contains huge green areas interspersed with lush river valleys and pristine national parks. Its quiet countryside surrounds hillside villages and medieval towns. Be sure to indulge in some of the local specialties while on your holiday: outstanding white wines, apple ciders, and a wide range of award-winning cheeses.