19 days in Germany Itinerary

19 days in Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  18​h
1
Frankfurt
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Neuwied
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bacharach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Heidelberg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Baden-Baden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Freiburg im Breisgau
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Fussen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Berlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Louisville

1
day
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Sachsenhausen has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sachsenhausen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then explore the historical opulence of Marksburg Castle.

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Louisville, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Louisville in August, expect Frankfurt to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Neuwied.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marksburg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Marksburg Castle ©
Marksburg Castle
Sachsenhausen
Sachsenhausen

2
nights
Neuwied

Neuwied ©
Neuwied is a town in the north of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, capital of the District of Neuwied. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): grab your bike and head to Mosel Radweg, then steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and then take in the natural beauty of Geysir Andernach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Neuwied online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Frankfurt to Neuwied in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bacharach.

Things to do in Neuwied

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koblenz, Geysir Andernach
Highlights from your plan
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

2
nights
Bacharach

Bacharach ©
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Kirche, do a tasting at Mosel Valley, explore the historical opulence of Grevenburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Rheinfels Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Alte Haus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rheinstein Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Rhein, explore the historical opulence of Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wernerkapelle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacharach day trip website .

Traveling by car from Neuwied to Bacharach takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bacharach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Mosel Valley, Grevenburg Castle, Rhein, Rheinstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rheinfels Castle ©
Rheinfels Castle
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

1
day
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Heidelberg. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenzollern, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bacharach to Heidelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Burg Hohenzollern
Highlights from your plan
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

3
nights
Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Friedrichsbad as well as Roman Bath Ruins. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Roman Bath Ruins, then admire the ancient design of The Friedrichsbad, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden online holiday planner .

Drive from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Nature Baths
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Friedrichsbad ©
Friedrichsbad
Merkur ©
Merkur

few
hours
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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've now added Donauquelle to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, then admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz, and finally explore the activities along Donauquelle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau journey planner .

You can take a train from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Donauquelle
Highlights from your plan
Bachle ©
Bachle
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Donauquelle ©
Donauquelle

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ettal Abbey as well as Schloss Linderhof. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, ponder the design of Stadtbrunnen, steep yourself in history at Schloss Neuschwanstein, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Hohes Schloss, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Fussen vacation builder .

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Fussen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fussen: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ettal, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Zugspitze
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
To find out how to plan a trip to Rothenburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fussen to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Flussbad Hainbadestelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then head outdoors with Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg route planning website .

Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bamberg, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, get engrossed in the history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and step off the mainland to explore Pfaueninsel.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
The Hauptwache ©
The Hauptwache

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