16 days in Germany Itinerary

16 days in Germany Itinerary

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Munich
— 3 nights
Train
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 day
Train
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Fussen
— 1 night
Train
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Train
5
Darmstadt
— 1 night
Train
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Frankfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Giessen
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt
Train
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Berlin
— 3 nights
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Munich — 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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like BMW Headquarters and St. Michael's Church. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche, and walk around Theresienwiese.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Munich hover around 57°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 1 day

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Wank Mountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and finally hit the slopes at Garmisch-Classic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fussen.
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Fussen — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fussen trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Fussen, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, examine the collection at Museum Industriekultur, see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), then steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital, and finally appreciate the history behind Narrenschiffbrunnen.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg route planner.

Drive from Fussen to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Darmstadt.
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Darmstadt — 1 night

City of Science

Suffering greatly during the destruction of the Second World War, Darmstadt has emerged in the last half-century as one of Germany’s leading centers for technology and innovation.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Luisenplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heiligenberg, step into the grandiose world of Burg Frankenstein, then see the interesting displays at Eisenbahnmuseum Darmstadt Kranichstein, and finally get outside with Vortex Garten Mathildenhohe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darmstadt day trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Darmstadt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer, see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, examine the collection at Klassikstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Justice.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Darmstadt to Frankfurt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Giessen.
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Giessen — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Leib'sches Haus, see the interesting displays at Mathematikum, then engage your brain at Liebig Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Oberhessisches Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Gleiberg, then see the interesting displays at Puppenstuben-Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Munzenberg Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Giessen vacation builder website.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Giessen in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Giessen are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt

Mainhattan

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Giessen to Frankfurt in an hour. You'll set off for Berlin on the 27th (Thu).
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Berlin — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gemaldegalerie and Classic Remise Berlin. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Stasimuseum, wander the streets of Mitte, get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planning tool.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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