22 days in Germany Itinerary

22 days in Germany Itinerary

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Cologne
— 2 nights
2
Trier
— 4 nights
3
Saarbrucken
— 1 night
4
Heidelberg
— 1 night
5
Rust
— 1 night
6
Stuttgart
— 3 nights
7
Schwangau
— 1 night
8
Munich
— 5 nights
9
Nuremberg
— 3 nights

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
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 Shrine of the Three Kings. Get some historical perspective at Cologne Cathedral and St. Ursula. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Altenberger Dom (in Odenthal) and Schloss Burg (in Solingen). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria im Kapitol, take in the natural beauty of Neptunbad, identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cologne online route 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) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Altenberger Dom, Schloss Burg
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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 ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Konstantinbasilika and Saarburg Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Saarburg (Greifvogelpark & St. Laurentius), Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun) and Schalkenmehrener Maar (in Schalkenmehren). 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saarburg, Calmont Klettersteig, Niederburg, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Grevenburg Castle
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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.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Karl-May-Wanderweg - Auf fremden Pfaden
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Stiftskirche St. Arnual ©
Stiftskirche St. Arnual
Museum in der Schlosskirche ©
Museum in der Schlosskirche

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
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.

Things to do in Heidelberg

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

1
night
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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl, Weingut Jagle
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Taubergiessentour ©
Taubergiessentour
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl ©
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
Weingut Jagle ©
Weingut Jagle

3
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
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 Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg. Step off the beaten path and head to Solitude Palace and Seeschloss Monrepos. 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

Side Trip

Seeschloss Monrepos
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Palace Square ©
Palace Square
Solitude Palace ©
Solitude Palace
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

1
night
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
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

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

5
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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 Starnberger See. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Andechs Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Wallbergbahn (in Rottach-Egern), Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee) and Kampenwand (in Aschau Im Chiemgau). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: walk around Theresienwiese, see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, and enjoy breathtaking views from Olympic Tower.

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 · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Wallbergbahn, Lake Tegernsee, Kampenwand, Starnberger See
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 City Walls of Nuremberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hangman's Bridge and Heilig-Geist-Spital. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein), Bamberg (Jakobskirche & Altenburg) and Seehof Castle (in Memmelsdorf). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Elisabethkirche, appreciate the history behind Narrenschiffbrunnen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilika Goessweinstein, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

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

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bamberg, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Basilika Goessweinstein, Seehof Castle
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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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