36 days in Thuringia Itinerary

36 days in Thuringia Itinerary

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Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Altenburg
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Altenburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Weimar
— 13 nights
Drive
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Suhl
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nordhausen
— 9 nights
Drive to Erfurt Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Altenburg

— 6 nights
Altenburg is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 40km south of Leipzig, 90km west of Dresden and 100km east of Erfurt. Family-friendly places like Lindenau Museum and Tiergehege Zeulenroda-Triebes will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Altenburg: Zeulenroda (Dreieinigkeitskirche Zeulenroda, Rathaus Zeulenroda, &more), Gera (Kunstsammlung Gera, Tierpark Gera, &more) and Ronneburg (Schloss Ronneburg, Neue Landschaft Ronneburg, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Inselzoo, examine the collection at Papiermuseum Fockendorf, stroll around Furstlich Greizer Park, and step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Altenburg.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Altenburg trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta, USA to Altenburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: high temperatures in Altenburg hover around 57°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Weimar.

Things to do in Altenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weimar

— 13 nights

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Kids will enjoy Kramerbrucke Erfurt and Domplatz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weimar: Eisenach (Schmales Haus Eisenach, Wartburg Castle, &more), Wildkatzendorf Hutscheroda (in Hoerselberg-Hainich) and Burg Ranis (in Ranis). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Goethe National Museum, stroll around Park an der Ilm, don't miss a visit to Markt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goethes Gartenhaus.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Weimar holiday planner.

Getting from Altenburg to Weimar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Altenburg in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Weimar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Suhl.

Things to do in Weimar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Suhl

— 7 nights
Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 50km SE of Erfurt, 110km NE of Würzburg and 130km N of Nuremberg. Kids will enjoy Suhler Tierpark and Fahrzeugmuseum Suhl. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suhl: Saalfelder Feengrotten (in Saalfeld), Tierpark Fasanerie (in Arnstadt) and Schloss & Park Altenstein (in Bad Liebenstein). There's much more to do: make a trip to Erlebnis Bergwerk, take in the awesome beauty at Kickelhahn, see the interesting displays at Technical Museum Gesenkschmiede, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marienglashoehle Friedrichroda.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suhl day trip site.

Getting from Weimar to Suhl by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Suhl, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nordhausen.

Things to do in Suhl

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nordhausen

— 9 nights
Nordhausen is a city in Thuringia, Germany. Get out of town with these interesting Nordhausen side-trips: Bad Langensalza (Nationalpark Hainich, Historische Altstadt, &more), Baumkronenpfad Hainich (in Schonstedt) and Bad Frankenhausen (Panorama Museum & Kyffhauser Therme). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mittelbau Dora, get outside with Barbarossahohle, deepen your understanding at IFA Museum, and get a dose of the wild on Affenwald.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nordhausen trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Suhl to Nordhausen takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nordhausen

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thuringia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.