56 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

56 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

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56 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Wiesbaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cochem, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
9
Waterloo, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Dinant, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Bouillon, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Nancy, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
15
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
Offenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
17
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
18
Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
19
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Geisenheim, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Aschaffenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
22
Hanau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
23
Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Manama, Bahrain

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You've added Chinese Garden, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Roemerberg, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Frankfurt, don't miss a visit to Roemerberg, then contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mainkai.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Frankfurt online route planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Frankfurt is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manama to Frankfurt, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in September, things will get colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Russian Orthodox Church, Ruine Königstein
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Chinese Garden ©
Chinese Garden
Ruine Königstein ©
Ruine Königstein

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Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum Wiesbaden, don't miss a visit to Marktkirche, and then admire the landmark architecture of Wiesbaden City Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Burg Eppstein, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Luisenplatz.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wiesbaden vacation planner .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September in Wiesbaden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cochem.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Mainz, Burg Eppstein, European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht)
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Wiesbaden City Palace ©
Wiesbaden City Palace
Burg Eppstein ©
Burg Eppstein
Temple of Isis & Mater Magna ©
Temple of Isis & Mater Magna

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Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Erlebnisweg Tal der Wilden Endert and Mosel Radweg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reichsburg Cochem and Catholic Church of St Martin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Winneburg, do a tasting at Weingut Walter J. Oster, stop by Wein- und Sektgut Georg Andre Sohne, and admire the landmark architecture of Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cochem road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wiesbaden to Cochem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Wiesbaden in September, you will find days in Cochem are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Cochem

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites
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Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Burgruine Winneburg ©
Burgruine Winneburg
Weingut Walter J. Oster ©
Weingut Walter J. Oster

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Visit Melaten-Friedhof and St. Ursula for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praetorium and Fischmarkt. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Maria im Kapitol, identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban, and see the interesting displays at Schnutgen Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cologne trip builder .

Drive from Cochem to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Melaten-Friedhof ©
Melaten-Friedhof
St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gnadenkapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Marien, get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz, then contemplate the long history of Kloster Kamp, then steep yourself in history at Burg Hardenstein, and finally contemplate the long history of Zeche Nachtigall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte, see the interesting displays at Schifffahrtmuseum Dusseldorf, then see the interesting displays at Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V..

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip builder tool .

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kevelaer, Witten, Kloster Kamp, Marktplatz
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Basilika St. Marien ©
Basilika St. Marien
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz
Gnadenkapelle ©
Gnadenkapelle

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Antwerp online route maker .

Drive from Dusseldorf to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Liefkenshoek
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DIVA ©
DIVA
Fort Liefkenshoek ©
Fort Liefkenshoek
Peter Poussenier ©
Peter Poussenier

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Essex Farm Cemetery and Folklore Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ramparts Cemetery and Hill 60. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark), Bedford House Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)) and German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, admire the striking features of Sint-Janshuismolen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and stroll around Koningin Astridpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Langemark Cemetery
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Brugse Vrije ©
Brugse Vrije
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery
Ramparts Cemetery ©
Ramparts Cemetery

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): wander the streets of Place St. Gery, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then examine the collection at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Waterloo.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, Arboretum Tervuren, Gaasbeek Castle
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle

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Waterloo, Belgium

Waterloo ©
Known as the site of Napoleon's defeat, Waterloo tops the itinerary of any serious history buff exploring the Walloon Brabant province, located in the very heart of Belgium.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Martin's Basilica, enjoy the sand and surf at La plage de Renipont, then don't miss a visit to Chateau d'Hougoumont, then have some family-friendly fun at VR-Hut, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Waterloo online travel planner .

Waterloo is just a stone's throw from Brussels. In October, daily temperatures in Waterloo can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Waterloo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St-Martin's Basilica, La plage de Renipont
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Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph

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Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Les ruines du Chateau Fort de Montaigle, admire the landmark architecture of Dharma City, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Materne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Fondry des Chiens, then steep yourself in history at Domaine Saint Roch, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bruly-de-Pesche 1940. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Logne Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Comblain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, then get your game on at Laser Game Indoor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at French National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dinant trip site .

Traveling by car from Waterloo to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Dinant are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bouillon.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Couvin, Grotte de Comblain, Basilique Saint-Materne, Laser Game Indoor, Logne Castle
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Les ruines du Chateau Fort de Montaigle ©
Dharma City ©
Dharma City
Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul ©
Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul

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Bouillon, Belgium

Bouillon ©
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Le chateau de La Roche a Herbeumont, stroll the grounds of Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Hubert, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, and finally head outdoors with The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Agri-Musee, explore the world behind art at Mudia, identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier, then kick back and relax at Maboge Beach, and finally take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bouillon online route planner .

You can drive from Dinant to Bouillon in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. October in Bouillon sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Bouillon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Hubert, Bastogne, Le chateau de La Roche a Herbeumont, The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant), Mudia
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The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant) ©
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
Le chateau de La Roche a Herbeumont ©

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Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise des Cordeliers and eglise Saint Leon. Eglise Saint-Sebastien and Eglise Notre Dame de Bonsecours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nancy: Metz (Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica, Templar's Chapel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau et Parc Madame de Graffigny, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron Garden, appreciate the history behind Porte Sainte Catherine, and walk around Parc Olry.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nancy planning tool .

You can drive from Bouillon to Nancy in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nancy are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Metz
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Eglise des Cordeliers ©
Eglise des Cordeliers
Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica ©
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palais du Rhin, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, test your team's savvy at Insolit'Pro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Peter's Church, then pause for some photo ops at Aubette (L'), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene.

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

Traveling by train from Nancy to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene
Old Saint Peter's Church ©
Old Saint Peter's Church

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colmar route planner .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In October, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Nightlife Fun & Games Wineries
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L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux ©
L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu ©
Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu
Maison Schongauer ©
Maison Schongauer

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz-Jesu-Kirche, browse the fresh offerings at Freiburger Muenstermarkt, ponder the design of Fischbrunnen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Martin, then deepen your understanding at Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stephansmunster Breisach. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Freiburg, take an in-depth tour of Archaologisches Museum Colombischlossle Freiburg, make a trip to Augustinerplatz, then admire the striking features of Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte, then steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten der Universitat Freiburg.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. October in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Offenburg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ruine Hochburg, Stephansmunster Breisach
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Herz-Jesu-Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg
Kirche St. Martin ©
Kirche St. Martin

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Offenburg, Germany

Offenburg ©
Offenburg is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tee off at Golfgelaende Birkenhof, get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum Schramberg, then make a trip to Burg Hohenschramberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Historische Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Oberkircher Winzer, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Gifizsee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohengeroldseck, and finally make a trip to Urenkopfturm.

Before you visit Offenburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Offenburg in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Offenburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Offenburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Schramberg, Golfgelaende Birkenhof, Oberkircher Winzer, Burgruine Hohengeroldseck, Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle
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Strandbad Gifizsee ©
Strandbad Gifizsee
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck ©
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 29th (Tue), head outdoors with Gertelbachwasserfaelle, admire the sheer force of Geroldsauer Wasserfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, then try your luck at Kurhaus Baden-Baden, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Kirche, examine the collection at Unimog Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum im Alten Schloß, then sample the fine beverages at Alde Gott, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Offenburg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Outdoors Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Gertelbachwasserfaelle, Alde Gott, St. Alexander Kirche, Unimog Museum, Museum im Alten Schloß
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Kurhaus Baden-Baden ©
Kurhaus Baden-Baden
St. Alexander Kirche ©
St. Alexander Kirche
Museum im Alten Schloß ©
Museum im Alten Schloß

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Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Schlossgarten, make a trip to Karlsruhe Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Europaplatz, then don't miss a visit to Pfarrkirche St. Stephan, then don't miss a visit to Schloss Gottesaue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Alter Schlachthof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at (Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Drachenfels, explore the historical opulence of Altdahn Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Wachtenburg, and finally get your game on at VR Playspace.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Karlsruhe travel planner.

Karlsruhe is very close to Baden-Baden. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche, Burgruine Wachtenburg, Altdahn Castle, Burgruine Drachenfels
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(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche ©
(Luther) Gedaechtniskirche
Burgruine Drachenfels ©
Burgruine Drachenfels
Altdahn Castle ©
Altdahn Castle

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get some cultural insight at Burgruine Zavelstein and Marienkapelle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermann Hesse Museum and Hirsau Schloss. When in Stuttgart, make a side trip to see Kloster Hirsau in Calw, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Hoppenlaufriedhof, steep yourself in history at Burgruine Hofen, examine the collection at Strassenbahnwelt Stuttgart, and explore the historical opulence of New Castle (Neues Schloss).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geisenheim.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Calw, Burgruine Zavelstein
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Haus Der Geschichte Baden-Wurttemberg ©
Burgruine Zavelstein ©
Burgruine Zavelstein
Hermann Hesse Museum ©
Hermann Hesse Museum

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Geisenheim, Germany

Geisenheim ©
Geisenheim is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany, and is known as Weinstadt (“Wine Town”), Schulstadt (“School Town”), Domstadt (“Cathedral Town”) and Lindenstadt (“Linden Tree Town”).GeographyLocationGeisenheim lies on the Rhine’s right bank between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim, 3 km away to the west. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rhine Valley. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Johannisberg and City Fortifications. Popular historic sites such as Reichenstein Castle and Rheinstein Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Geisenheim: Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel), Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand (in Worms) and Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum (in Idar-Oberstein). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter Kirche, don't miss a visit to Wernerkapelle, and contemplate the long history of Alte Haus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geisenheim road trip planning app .

Getting from Stuttgart to Geisenheim by car takes about 3 hours. November in Geisenheim sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aschaffenburg.

Things to do in Geisenheim

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bacharach, Trechtingshausen, Oberwesel, Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, Barfusspfad
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Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand ©
Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand
Reichenstein Castle ©
Reichenstein Castle
Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg ©
Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg

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Aschaffenburg, Germany

Aschaffenburg ©
Aschaffenburg is a town in northwest Bavaria, Germany. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen. Step off the beaten path and head to Zu Unserer Lieben Frau and Befestigungsanlage. Get some cultural insight at Stiftsbasilika St. Peter und Alexander and Stiftsmuseum Aschaffenburg. Venture out of the city with trips to St Michael Church (in Lohr am Main), Wertheim (Ehemalige Furstliche Hofhaltung, Blaues Haus, & more) and Winzerhof Kremer (in Grossheubach). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Im Sand, make a trip to Rodelseer Tor, contemplate the long history of Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, and buy something for everyone on your list at City Galerie.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aschaffenburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Geisenheim to Aschaffenburg in 1.5 hours. November in Aschaffenburg sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Hanau.

Things to do in Aschaffenburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Dettelbach, Wertheim, Rodelseer Tor, Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, Winzerhof Kremer
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Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Maria Im Sand ©
Maria Im Sand

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Hanau, Germany

Hanau ©
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. Schloss Philippsruhe has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kaiserpfalz Gelnhausen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkirche Gelnhausen, then see the interesting displays at Landschaftsmuseum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Philippsruhe, and finally steep yourself in history at Das Karussell von Wilhelmsbad. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Golf-Park Winnerod, then explore the ancient world of Kloster Arnburg, then steep yourself in history at Munzenberg Castle, and finally examine the collection at Sandrosenmuseum Buedingen.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanau online road trip planner .

Hanau is very close to Aschaffenburg. In November, daytime highs in Hanau are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hanau

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Gelnhausen, Landschaftsmuseum, Sandrosenmuseum Buedingen, Kloster Arnburg, Golf-Park Winnerod
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Schloss Philippsruhe ©
Schloss Philippsruhe
Munzenberg Castle ©
Munzenberg Castle
Golf-Park Winnerod ©
Golf-Park Winnerod

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinese Garden, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Roemerberg, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park and Messel Pit Fossil Site. Visit Schloss Braunfels and St. Elizabeth Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Schloss Auerbach (in Bensheim), Wetzlar (Historische Altstadt Wetzlar & Wetzlar Cathedral) and Felsenmeer (in Lautertal). Explore Frankfurt further: ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, explore the historical opulence of Friedberg Castle, examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip builder website .

Frankfurt is just a short distance from Hanau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bad Homburg, Marburg, Wetzlar, Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark), Schloss Auerbach
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Schloss Braunfels ©
Schloss Braunfels
Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site

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