9 days in Thuringia Itinerary

9 days in Thuringia Itinerary

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Jena
— 3 nights
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Bad Frankenhausen
— 2 nights
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Eisenach
— 3 nights
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Jena

— 3 nights
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Venture out of the city with trips to Erfurt (Historische Altstadt, Kramerbrucke Erfurt, &more) and Weimar (Buchenwald Memorial, Schillers Wohnhaus, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Duchess Anna Amalia Library and take in nature's colorful creations at Goethes Gartenhaus.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jena route maker.

Erfurt to Jena is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. February in Jena sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bad Frankenhausen.

Things to do in Jena

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bad Frankenhausen

— 2 nights
Bad Frankenhausen is a spa town in the German state of Thuringia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at IFA Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sondershausen SchlossMuseum (Sondershausen Palace), then head outdoors with Barbarossahohle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Panorama Museum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Rabensteiner Stollen, sample the fine beverages at Nordhauser Traditionsbrennerei, and then don't miss a visit to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mittelbau Dora.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bad Frankenhausen trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jena to Bad Frankenhausen takes 1.5 hours. February in Bad Frankenhausen sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eisenach.

Things to do in Bad Frankenhausen

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Eisenach

— 3 nights
Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany with 42,000 inhabitants, located 50km west of Erfurt, 70km southeast of Kassel and 150km northeast of Frankfurt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eisenach: Historische Altstadt (in Bad Langensalza), Muhlhausen (Rathaus Muhlhausen & Stadtmauer) and Erlebnis Bergwerk (in Merkers). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Wartburg Castle, learn about all things military at Point Alpha, steep yourself in history at Schmales Haus Eisenach, and explore the stunning scenery at Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eisenach trip planning app.

You can drive from Bad Frankenhausen to Eisenach in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Eisenach

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.