33 days in Germany Itinerary

33 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany trip planner

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pforzheim
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden
— 2 nights
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Freudenstadt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
— 1 night
Drive
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Rust
— 2 nights
Drive
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Triberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
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Gutach im Schwarzwald
— 2 nights
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Rottweil
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpirsbach
— 2 nights
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Titisee-Neustadt
— 2 nights
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Blaubeuren
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Bring the kids along to Freizeitpark Lochmuhle and Kirche Hl. Maria Magdalena. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Messel Pit Fossil Site and Tier- und Pflanzenpark Fasanerie. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie Klein-Auheim.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Frankfurt is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Felsenmeer, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiergarten Worms, and then steep yourself in history at Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Margarethenschlucht, then identify plant and animal life at Deutsche Greifenwarte, and then see the interesting displays at Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg).

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip builder tool.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stuttgart

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 10th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reutlingen Achalm and then find something for the whole family at Sensapolis. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Schonbuch and then step into the grandiose world of Sigmaringen Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart road trip site.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pforzheim.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pforzheim

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Forest

Often known as the Gateway to the Black Forest, Pforzheim features a wealth of educational institutions, cultural sites, and centers for the arts.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hermann Hesse Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Liebenzell. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Zavelstein, contemplate the long history of Hirsau Schloss, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monbachtal.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pforzheim day trip planning app.

Drive from Stuttgart to Pforzheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Pforzheim sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Pforzheim

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, look for all kinds of wild species at Altrhein Maxau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz Jesu Kirche, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Karlsruhe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pforzheim to Baden-Baden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Freudenstadt.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Freudenstadt

— 2 nights
Freudenstadt is a town in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. On the 15th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Hauff's Marchenmuseum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marktplatz, then look for all kinds of wild species at Zauberland an der Kinzig, and then explore the activities along Nagoldtalsperre.

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Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach.

Things to do in Freudenstadt

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach

— 1 night
Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach is a municipality in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.GeographyThe Municipality is located in the black forest in the Wolftal valley, 15 km away from Freudenstadt. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach attractions planning site.

Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach is very close to Freudenstadt. In August in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rust.

Things to do in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rust

— 2 nights
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Rust route builder website.

Traveling by car from Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach to Rust takes 1.5 hours. August in Rust sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Triberg.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Triberg

— 2 nights
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. On the 20th (Mon), stop by Robert Herr Kuckucksuhren and then make a trip to Triberg Town Hall Conference Room. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Hochseilgarten Triberg, then experience rural life at Buehlhof, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Triberger Waterfall.

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Getting from Rust to Triberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Triberg

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelpark Steinen, then explore the historical opulence of Rotteln Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seepark. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Belchen.

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Traveling by car from Triberg to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gutach im Schwarzwald.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gutach im Schwarzwald

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Besucherbergwerk Gottes Segen. On the next day, look for gifts at Zeller Keramik Manufaktur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, and finally get in on the family fun at Rodelbahn Gutach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gutach im Schwarzwald trip planner.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Gutach im Schwarzwald in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gutach im Schwarzwald can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rottweil.

Things to do in Gutach im Schwarzwald

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rottweil

— 1 night
Rottweil is a town in southwest Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig Kreuz Kirche and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kapellenkirche.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rottweil road trip app.

Drive from Gutach im Schwarzwald to Rottweil in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Rottweil are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alpirsbach.

Things to do in Rottweil

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Alpirsbach

— 2 nights
Alpirsbach is a town in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Silbersee, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohennagold, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkloster, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St.Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche St. Christopherus und Loretokapelle and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Besucherbergwerk Grube Wenzel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alpirsbach trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rottweil to Alpirsbach takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Alpirsbach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Titisee-Neustadt.

Things to do in Alpirsbach

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Titisee-Neustadt

— 2 nights
Titisee-Neustadt is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Ravennaschlucht. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Menzenschwander Wasserfalle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., and then hike along Wutachschlucht.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Titisee-Neustadt itinerary planner.

Drive from Alpirsbach to Titisee-Neustadt in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Titisee-Neustadt are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Blaubeuren.

Things to do in Titisee-Neustadt

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Blaubeuren

— 3 nights
Blaubeuren is a town in the district of Alb-Donau near Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.As of December, 2007 it had 11,963 inhabitants.GeographyGeographical locationThe core city Blaubeuren lies at the foot of the Swabian Jura, 16 km west of Ulm.Neighboring communitiesThe city is borders to the north to Suppingen and Berghülen, on the east to Blaustein, in the south to Ulm and Erbach and in the west to Schelklingen and Heroldstatt.ConstituentThe city Blaubeuren consists of the districts Blaubeuren, Gerhausen, Altental, Asch, Beiningen, Pappelau, Beimerstetten, Sotzenhausen, Seißen, Wennenden, Sonderbuch and Weiler with the core city Blaubeuren and 18 other villages, hamlets, farms and houses.CastlesWithin the town borough are the ruins of a number of castles: Ruck Castle and Blauenstein Castle, Hohengerhausen Castle (in Gerhausen), Günzelburg Castle and Burkartsweiler (both in Seißen), Sirgenstein Castle (in Weiler), and Gleißenburg Castle (in Beiningen).Coat of armsThe coat of arms for the town shows the so-called Blaumännle, a small man dressed in blue on a gold background.Economy and InfrastructureCompaniesThe Merckle group is headquartered in Blaubeuren. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl, then steep yourself in history at Oberschwabisches Museumsdorf Kurnbach, and then Head underground at Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Traumland and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Hohenneuffen.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Blaubeuren trip planning tool.

You can drive from Titisee-Neustadt to Blaubeuren in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Blaubeuren can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Blaubeuren

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heidelberg

— 3 nights

City of Romanticism

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): browse the collection at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kurpark and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildpark Bad Mergentheim.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blaubeuren to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.