11 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

11 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights

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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marienplatz and Munich Residenz. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and walk around English Garden.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich travel website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Memmingen Allgau Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip website.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Strasbourg, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and La Petite France. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim) and Colmar (Old Town & Little Venice). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and make a trip to Barrage Vauban.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip builder website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 25th (Sun), take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg trip planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 26th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Goethe House, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip maker app.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.