35 days in Hesse Itinerary

35 days in Hesse Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hesse travel route maker

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Michelstadt
— 3 nights
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Willingen
— 5 nights
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Kassel
— 9 nights
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Fulda
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt
— 12 nights

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Michelstadt

— 3 nights
Michelstadt in the Odenwald is a town in the Odenwaldkreis (district) in southern Hesse, Germany between Darmstadt and Heidelberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Michelstadt: Hinterburg (in Neckarsteinach), Bensheim (High Moves & Schloss Auerbach) and Ersheimer Kapelle (in Hirschhorn (Neckar)). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Powerplay Morlenbach, don't miss a visit to Sommerrodelbahn, contemplate the long history of Starkenburg, and get a sense of history and politics at Historisches Rathaus.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Michelstadt trip planner.

Frankfurt to Michelstadt is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Willingen.

Things to do in Michelstadt

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Willingen

— 5 nights
Willingen is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany, some 80 km west of Kassel.Willingen is regularly advertised as Willingen Hochsauerland and Willingen (Upland).GeographyLocationWillingen is found in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in the Upland . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Willingen: Frankenberg (Historisches Rathaus & Thonet Museum), Bad Arolsen (Residenzschloss Arolsen, Evangelischen Kirchengemeinde, &more) and Parc national de Kellerwald-Edersee (in Bad Wildungen). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Hochheideturm, get a new perspective on nature at Uplander Bauernmolkerei, hit the slopes at Ski Resort Willingen, and try for a hole-in-one at Fantastic Rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Willingen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Michelstadt to Willingen takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Willingen can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Willingen

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kassel

— 9 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 Edertalsperre (in Edertal), Ruine Weidelsburg (in Wolfhagen) and Bad Wildungen (Schloss Friedrichstein, Wandelhalle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, examine the collection at Museum fuer Sepulkralkultur, shop like a local with Caricatura, Galerie fuer Komische Kunst, and pause for some photo ops at Hercules Monument.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kassel trip website.

You can drive from Willingen to Kassel in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kassel are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fulda.

Things to do in Kassel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fulda

— 5 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Explore Fulda's surroundings by going to Gersfeld (Wasserkuppe, Wildpark Gersfeld, &more) and Wortreich (in Bad Hersfeld). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt-Blockflote, step into the grandiose world of Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerinnenabtei zur Hl. Maria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtpfarrkirche.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fulda holiday planner.

Take a train from Kassel to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 12 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Messel Pit Fossil Site (in Messel), Wiesbaden (Landesbibliothek Wiesbaden & Neroberg) and Ruedesheim am Rhein (Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), Drosselgasse, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, snap pictures at Iron Bridge, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Fulda to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.