8 days in Thuringia Itinerary

8 days in Thuringia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thuringia travel planner

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Jena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Erfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Weimar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gera
— 1 day

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Jena

— 3 nights
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stadtmuseum Jena. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Zeiss-Planetarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jena road trip site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Erfurt Airport, Leipzig/Halle Airport and Dresden Airport. September in Jena sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Erfurt.

Things to do in Jena

Museums · Childrens Museums

Erfurt

— 1 night

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Erfurt Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Synagogue, and then snap pictures at Kramerbruecke.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Erfurt day trip planner.

You can drive from Jena to Erfurt in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Erfurt are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Weimar.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites

Weimar

— 3 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.
Weimar is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Goethe National Museum, stroll around Park an der Ilm, see the interesting displays at Liszt Haus, and browse the collection at Duchess Anna Amalia Library.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Weimar road trip planner.

Weimar is very close to Erfurt. In September, daily temperatures in Weimar can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gera.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Gera

— 1 day
Gera is the third-largest city in Thuringia, Germany, with 96,000 inhabitants, located 55km south of Leipzig, 75km east of Erfurt and 120km west of Dresden.Gera was first mentioned in 995 and developed to a city during the 13th century. On the 3rd (Sun), meet the residents at Tierpark Gera, then walk around Hofwiesenpark, and then examine the collection at Kunstsammlung Gera / Otto-Dix-Haus.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gera attractions planner.

You can drive from Weimar to Gera in an hour. In October in Gera, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night.

Things to do in Gera

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.