5 days in Germany Itinerary

5 days in Germany Itinerary

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5 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Stuttgart
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
2
Esslingen am Neckar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Bad Wildbad
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Stuttgart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Copenhagen

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day
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, and then stop by Markthalle.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Stuttgart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Copenhagen in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Stuttgart, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Esslingen am Neckar.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Markthalle ©
Markthalle

1
night
Esslingen am Neckar

Esslingen am Neckar ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Esslingen (N) Burg, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Esslingen, learn about winemaking at Kessler Sekt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys, then hunt for treasures at Christmas and Medieval Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Altes Rathaus.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Esslingen am Neckar trip itinerary builder website .

Esslingen am Neckar is just a short distance from Stuttgart. In April, daily temperatures in Esslingen am Neckar can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Esslingen am Neckar

Historic Sites Events Wineries
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Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys ©
Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys
Frauenkirche Esslingen ©
Frauenkirche Esslingen
Kessler Sekt ©
Kessler Sekt

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Old Town, then get outside with Kletterwald, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg route tool .

Getting from Esslingen am Neckar to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©

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Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
You've now added Linderhof Palace to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Linderhof Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle, and finally take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bad Wildbad.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof, Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

few
hours
Bad Wildbad

Bad Wildbad
Bad Wildbad is a town in Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bad Wildbad trip planner .

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Bad Wildbad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hohenschwangau in April: high temperatures in Bad Wildbad hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll set off for Stuttgart on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Bad Wildbad

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Stuttgart online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bad Wildbad to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald
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Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald ©
Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

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