15 days in Germany, France & Salzburg Itinerary

15 days in Germany, France & Salzburg Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, France & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
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Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Wurzburg, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Oberammergau, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Friedrichshafen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Waldkirch, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Colmar, France
— Few hours
train:  30​min
12
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Soufflenheim, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, Frankfurt is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Romantische Strasse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wurzburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg travel planner .

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Rothenburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim, St. Michael
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Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg
St. Michael ©
St. Michael

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Festungsmuseum as well as Augustiner Braustubl. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Festungsmuseum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Salzburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche
Augustiner Braustubl ©
Augustiner Braustubl

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden tour planner .

Berchtesgaden is just a short distance from Salzburg. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Oberammergau on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oberammergau travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Oberammergau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oberammergau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toGarmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You've now added Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen route planning tool .

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is very close to Oberammergau. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.
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Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in September, expect nights in Hohenschwangau to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Friedrichshafen.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

Friedrichshafen ©
Reborn after World War II, the town of Friedrichshafen along the shores of Lake Constance feels deeply connected to its natural environment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zeppelin Museum Meersburg. On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Zeppelin Museum Meersburg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Friedrichshafen trip itinerary site .

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Friedrichshafen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Waldkirch.

Things to do in Friedrichshafen

Museums

Side Trip

Zeppelin Museum Meersburg
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Zeppelin Museum Meersburg ©
Zeppelin Museum Meersburg

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Waldkirch, Germany

Waldkirch
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Waldkirch online journey builder .

You can drive from Friedrichshafen to Waldkirch in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Colmar.

Things to do in Waldkirch

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Maison Schongauer.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colmar road trip tool .

Drive from Waldkirch to Colmar in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites
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Maison Schongauer ©
Maison Schongauer

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planner .

Strasbourg is very close to Colmar. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Soufflenheim.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye de Marmoutier, Chateau de Lutzelbourg, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches
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Abbaye de Marmoutier ©
Abbaye de Marmoutier
Chateau de Lutzelbourg ©
Chateau de Lutzelbourg

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Soufflenheim, France

Soufflenheim
Soufflenheim, is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Abri de Hatten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Kuhlendorf, and then stop by Poterie Beck.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Soufflenheim trip maker .

Getting from Strasbourg to Soufflenheim by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Soufflenheim are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Soufflenheim

Museums Outdoors Golf
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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Providenzkirche, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg trip maker site .

Getting from Soufflenheim to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Ruedesheim am Rhein.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites
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Bergfriedhof Heidelberg ©
Bergfriedhof Heidelberg

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Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany

Ruedesheim am Rhein ©
An ancient riverside town with origins in the Celtic settlement of Europe, Ruedesheim am Rhein maintains its long-standing traditions with a local wine industry.
You've now added Rudesheim Toy Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Burg Kastellaun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter Kirche, and then see the interesting displays at Rudesheim Toy Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Reichenstein Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ruedesheim am Rhein trip planning website .

Drive from Heidelberg to Ruedesheim am Rhein in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ruedesheim am Rhein can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Ruedesheim am Rhein

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Peter Kirche, Reichenstein Castle, Burg Kastellaun
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Reichenstein Castle ©
Reichenstein Castle
St. Peter Kirche ©
St. Peter Kirche
Burg Kastellaun ©
Burg Kastellaun

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner .

Drive from Ruedesheim am Rhein to Frankfurt in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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