16 days in Germany, Greece & Chicago Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Greece & Chicago Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
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Munich, Germany
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Augsburg, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Ulm, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Koblenz, Germany
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Wierschem, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
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Oklahoma City to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll set off for Munich on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BMW Welt. On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Munich in 13 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trip

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Augsburg, Germany

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Augsburg Town Hall, Perlach Tower and Fuggerei. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Fuggerei, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlach Tower, and then ponder the world of politics at Augsburg Town Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Augsburg trip maker site.

Getting from Munich to Augsburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Augsburg can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Augsburg

Neighborhoods
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Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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Drive from Augsburg to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ulm.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Ulm, Germany

Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Leaning House as well as Metzgerturm. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Ulmer Münster, make a trip to Metzgerturm, and then steep yourself in history at The Leaning House.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ulm trip itinerary app.

Drive from Fussen to Ulm in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ulm are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Ulm

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rodertor as well as Burggarten. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Burggarten and then contemplate the long history of Rodertor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg day trip website.

You can drive from Ulm to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Wurzburg, Germany

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alte Mainbruecke, Fortress Marienberg and Würzburg Residence. On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Wurzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koblenz.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
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Koblenz, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koblenz online attractions planner.

Getting from Wurzburg to Koblenz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Koblenz sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wierschem.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Wierschem, Germany

Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. Your day by day itinerary now includes Eltz Castle. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wierschem vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Koblenz to Wierschem takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Wierschem can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.

Things to do in Wierschem

Historic Sites
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Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rhine River Day Cruises, Chocolate Museum and Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus. On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, then examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Rhine River Day Cruises.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne holiday site.

Drive from Wierschem to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.

Things to do in Cologne

Side Trip

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Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cologne in May, with highs in Fira at 75°F and lows at 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of Poseidon, Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Philopappos Hill, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, visit Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip website.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Chicago, United States

Windy City

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Chicago by flight takes about 13.5 hours. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Athens to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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.

Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.