22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 2 nights
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Trier
— 4 nights
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Saarbrucken
— 1 night
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Heidelberg
— 1 night
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Rust
— 1 night
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Stuttgart
— 3 nights
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Schwangau
— 1 night
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights

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Cologne

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gross St. Martin and St. Maria im Kapitol. Get some historical perspective at Cologne Cathedral and Shrine of the Three Kings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Schloss Burg (in Solingen) and Altenberger Dom (in Odenthal). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ursula, make a trip to Alt St. Alban, steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lindenthaler Tierpark.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cologne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin

4
nights
Trier

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Porta Nigra and Konstantinbasilika will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Saarburg Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun), Schalkenmehrener Maar (in Schalkenmehren) and Saarburg (Greifvogelpark & St. Laurentius). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and steep yourself in history at Metternich Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trier trip planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saarbrucken.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Konstantinbasilika ©
Konstantinbasilika

1
night
Saarbrucken

Saarbrucken ©
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Arnual, admire the landmark architecture of Museum in der Schlosskirche, then make a trip to Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken, and finally get outside with Karl-May-Wanderweg - Auf fremden Pfaden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saarbrucken trip planner.

You can drive from Trier to Saarbrucken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Saarbrucken are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Stiftskirche St. Arnual ©
Stiftskirche St. Arnual
Museum in der Schlosskirche ©
Museum in der Schlosskirche

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Neckar River, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tinnunculus.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Saarbrucken to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rust.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Dicker Turm (Schloss) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

1
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Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, then get outside with Taubergiessentour, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl, and finally learn about winemaking at Weingut Jagle.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rust vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Rust in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rust, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rust

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Taubergiessentour ©
Taubergiessentour
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl ©
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
Weingut Jagle ©
Weingut Jagle

3
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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace Square and Solitude Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Seeschloss Monrepos and Rubble Hill. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, find something for the whole family at Eliszis Jahrmarktstheater, and look for gifts at Markthalle.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rust to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Palace Square ©
Palace Square
Solitude Palace ©
Solitude Palace
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

1
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Schwangau

Schwangau ©

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Burgruine Eisenberg, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Schwangau visit planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Schwangau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Burgruine Eisenberg
Burgruine Eisenberg
Burgruine Hohenfreyberg ©
Burgruine Hohenfreyberg

5
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Munich

Munich ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to English Garden and Kampenwand. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee), Wallbergbahn (in Rottach-Egern) and Andechs Monastery (in Andechs). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: walk around Theresienwiese, take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower, appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, and admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour planner.

Drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See

3
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Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Lorenz Church and Hangman's Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elisabethkirche and City Walls of Nuremberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamberg (Jakobskirche & Altenburg), Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein) and Seehof Castle (in Memmelsdorf). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen, appreciate the history behind Narrenschiffbrunnen, and steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip builder website.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Seehof Castle ©
Seehof Castle
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers ©
Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

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