17 days in Germany Itinerary

17 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany tour itinerary planner

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Frankfurt
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
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Feuchtwangen
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 1 night
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Harburg
— 1 night
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Nordlingen
— 1 night
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Ulm
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Metzingen
— 1 night
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Stuttgart
— 1 day
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Fussen
— 2 nights
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Augsburg
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Munich
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 18th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), get great views at Main Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt sightseeing planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Frankfurt. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Frankfurt at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Wurzburg

— 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Residenzplatz, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip builder app.

Drive from Frankfurt to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip maker app.

Getting from Wurzburg to Rothenburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Feuchtwangen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Feuchtwangen

Feuchtwangen is a city in Ansbach district in the administrative region of Middle Franconia in Bavaria, Germany.GeographyGeographically and geologically the land around Feuchtwangen comprises the eastern part of the Swabian-Franconian Escarpment Land (Schichtstufenland), also sometimes called the gypsum-keuper landscape. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Feuchtwangen day trip planning website.

Feuchtwangen is just a stone's throw from Rothenburg. In December, daily temperatures in Feuchtwangen can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Feuchtwangen

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Nuremberg

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Feuchtwangen to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Harburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Harburg

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): snap pictures at Steinerne Brucke. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Harburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Pfalz-Neuburger Residenzschloss, and then don't miss a visit to Eichstatter Dom.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Harburg tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Harburg takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Harburg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Nordlingen

— 1 night
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nordlingen trip planner.

Nordlingen is just a stone's throw from Harburg. In December, daily temperatures in Nordlingen can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Ulm on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Nordlingen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Ulm

Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Ulm online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nordlingen to Ulm in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for Metzingen on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Metzingen

— 1 night
Metzingen is a Swabian city with about 22,000 inhabitants, in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, 30km south of Stuttgart.HistoryThe city is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1075. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Outletcity Metzingen, don't miss a visit to Lichtenstein Castle, and then make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Metzingen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ulm to Metzingen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Metzingen can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Stuttgart.

Things to do in Metzingen

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Stuttgart

— 1 day

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

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You can drive from Metzingen to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Fussen

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, take in the dramatic scenery at Lechfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fussen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Fussen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Augsburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Augsburg

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Augsburg journey planning site.

Getting from Fussen to Augsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Augsburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll set off for Munich on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Augsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Augsburg to Munich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.