18 days in Germany Itinerary

18 days in Germany Itinerary

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18 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
1
Frankfurt
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dachau
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Munich
— 3 nights
5
Schoenau am Koenigssee
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Dresden
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Leipzig
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

1
day
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get great views at Main Tower, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 29th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, make a trip to Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then examine the collection at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, make a trip to Schmiedgasse, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then admire the natural beauty at Klostergarten, and finally admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dachau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

2
nights
Dachau

Dachau ©
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. You've now added Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): savor the flavors at Andechs Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then admire the striking features of Augsburg Town Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace and Court Garden, get engrossed in the history at Bezirksmuseum Dachau, see the interesting displays at Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum, then wander the streets of Fuggerei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dachau online route planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Dachau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Dachau are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Dachau

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Augsburg, Andechs Monastery
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Augsburg Town Hall ©
Augsburg Town Hall

3
nights
Munich

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along English Garden, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Munich is just a short distance from Dachau. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Schoenau am Koenigssee.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Schoenau am Koenigssee

Schoenau am Koenigssee ©
Take a break from Schoenau am Koenigssee with a short trip to The Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden, about 30 minutes away.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Schoenau am Koenigssee tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Schoenau am Koenigssee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Schoenau am Koenigssee sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Schoenau am Koenigssee

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden, Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
Obersee ©
Obersee

3
nights
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Zwinger, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Pillnitz Castle & Park, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, admire the striking features of Bruhl's Terrace, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and finally admire the striking features of Oberlandesgericht Dresden.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Dresden takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Dresden are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

4
nights
Leipzig

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Leipzig trip maker app .

Take a train from Dresden to Leipzig in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leipzig are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bach Museum ©
Bach Museum
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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