21 days in Germany Itinerary

21 days in Germany Itinerary

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21 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
1
Frankfurt
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Heidelberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rust
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ulm
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Munich
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Frankfurt

8
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Marienburg Fortress, & more), Cologne (Room Escape Games, Kolner Dom, & more) and Phantasialand (in Bruhl). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

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If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Wurzburg, Cherry Blossom, Wartburg Castle, Reichsburg Cochem
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and finally contemplate the long history of Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then see the interesting displays at German Pharmacy Museum, and finally make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Porsche Museum, Technik Museum Speyer, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum)
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Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

3
nights
Rust

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Get out of town with these interesting Rust side-trips: Freiburg im Breisgau (Schwabentor, Munsterplatz, & more), Triberger Waterfall (in Triberg) and Lake Titisee (in Titisee-Neustadt). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Rust online visit planner .

You can drive from Heidelberg to Rust in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ulm.

Things to do in Rust

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Baden, Lake Titisee, Triberger Waterfall, Todtnau Waterfalls
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Lake Titisee ©
Lake Titisee
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Todtnau Waterfalls ©
Todtnau Waterfalls

3
nights
Ulm

Ulm ©
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Legoland Deutschland Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Georg Ulm, then don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter, and finally don't miss a visit to Ulmer Münster. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulm trip planner .

You can drive from Rust to Ulm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Ulm sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, LEGOLAND Deutschland
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Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
LEGOLAND Deutschland ©
LEGOLAND Deutschland
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich visit planner .

Drive from Ulm to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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