22 days in Germany, Salzburg & Prague Itinerary

22 days in Germany, Salzburg & Prague Itinerary

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Marburg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Marburg, Germany

— 6 nights
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). Pfunds-Museum and Puppenstuben-Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Munzenberg Castle and Marburger Universitatskirche. Get out of town with these interesting Marburg side-trips: Meiningen (Theatermuseum Zauberwelt Der Kulisse & Schloss Elisabethenburg), Castle Greifenstein (in Greifenstein) and Besucherbergwerk Grube Fortuna (in Solms). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Mineralogisches Museum, get great views at Frauenberg Ruine, step into the grandiose world of Hinterturm, and see the interesting displays at Leib'sches Haus.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marburg trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Marburg is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Marburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get little chillier in Marburg: highs are around 51°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Marburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Germany

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 24th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Elisabethkirche, contemplate the long history of Unschlittplatz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, then examine the collection at Historischer Kunstbunker, and finally contemplate the long history of Albrecht Dürer's House.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip maker website.

You can fly from Marburg to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Marburg in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nuremberg: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stationsweg Nikolausberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskane Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael Kirche, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Johannis, don't miss a visit to Herrnbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Burgtorturm, admire the landmark architecture of Die Rossmuhle, then look for gifts at Teddyland, and finally make a trip to Der Pulverturm.

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Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Frauenkirche Esslingen, see the interesting displays at Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier, see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik at the Fruchtkasten Stuttgart, then see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik - Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz, and finally get engrossed in the history at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart travel planning site.

Getting from Rothenburg to Stuttgart by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fussen, Germany

— 2 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Burgruine Eisenberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mang-Kirche, then get engrossed in the history at Schauraum Erasmuskapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Basilica, and finally step into the grandiose world of Residenz Kempten. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg.

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Getting from Stuttgart to Fussen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Fussen sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum Schloss Adelsheim, then steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then contemplate the long history of Bunkeranlage, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berchtesgaden trip planner.

You can drive from Fussen to Berchtesgaden in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites · Museums

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster, then stroll the grounds of Sebastiansfriedhof, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Sebastiankriche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain. On your second day here, stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, steep yourself in history at Kommune Gruft, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Michaelskirche, then don't miss a visit to St. Johannes am Imberg, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Selinger.

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Salzburg is just a stone's throw from Berchtesgaden. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Popular historic sites such as Lidice Memorial and The Church of St. Ignatius are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague and Muzeum ceskeho granatu. There's much more to do: laugh and play at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snows, and examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 5th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Statue of King John, then examine the collection at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse, then get curious at Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weesenstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer, then examine the collection at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip website.

Drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Struwwelpeter Museum, see the interesting displays at Ernst May Haus & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer, then get to know the fascinating history of Historischer Marktplatz, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip planning website.

Fly from Dresden to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

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.