15 days in Germany Itinerary

15 days in Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
train:  30​min
1
Mainz
— 3 nights
2
Wurzburg
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Regensburg
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Frankfurt
— Few hours
train:  30​min
7
Mainz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cochem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Mainz
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
Mainz

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
On the 12th (Sun), savor the flavors at Eberbach Abbey. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rheinstein Castle, explore the historical opulence of Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, and finally learn about winemaking at Schloss Johannisberg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mainz online trip itinerary planner .

Frankfurt to Mainz is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Mainz

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Schloss Johannisberg, Rheinstein Castle, Eberbach Abbey, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
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Schloss Johannisberg ©
Schloss Johannisberg
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

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hours
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 15th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museum fuer Franken and then learn about winemaking at Weingut Juliusspital.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mainz to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mainz in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Wurzburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Wineries Museums
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Museum fuer Franken ©
Museum fuer Franken

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weikersheim, get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz, then contemplate the long history of Rodertor, then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg visit planner .

Getting from Wurzburg to Rothenburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marktplatz, Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim ©

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nights
Regensburg

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildpark Hollohe and Wildgarten. Do some cultural sightseeing at Baerwurz - Quelle and Glasmuseum Frauenau. Explore Regensburg's surroundings by going to Marktplatzbrunnen (in Cham) and Brauerei Aldersbach (in Aldersbach). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Scots Portal.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Regensburg trip planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Regensburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Regensburg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Baerwurz - Quelle, Marktplatzbrunnen, Brauerei Aldersbach, Wildpark Hollohe, Wildgarten
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Baerwurz - Quelle ©
Baerwurz - Quelle
Wildgarten ©
Wildgarten
Marktplatzbrunnen ©
Marktplatzbrunnen

2
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.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Starnberger See, Andechs Monastery
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Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See
Lenbachhaus ©
Lenbachhaus

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hours
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
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You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Mainz.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen ©
Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

1
night
Mainz

Mainz
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mainz trip itinerary planner .

Mainz is just a stone's throw from Frankfurt. You'll set off for Cochem on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Mainz

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Cochem

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, admire the verdant scenery at Mosel Valley, and then do a tasting at Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cochem trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Mainz to Cochem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mainz in August, you will find days in Cochem are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mainz.

Things to do in Cochem

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Mosel Valley, Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof
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Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof ©
Weingut Bremm - Keltenhof
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich ©
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich

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nights
Mainz

Mainz ©
Get in touch with nature at Karlstalschlucht and King's Throne (Konigstuhl). Get a sense of the local culture at Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) and Wilhelmstrasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mainz: Barfusspfad (in Bad Sobernheim), Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline) (in Bad Durkheim) and Doktorenhof (in Venningen). See even more of Mainz: identify plant and animal life at Adlerwarte Niederwald.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mainz trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Cochem to Mainz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cochem in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mainz: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Mainz

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Adlerwarte Niederwald, Karlstalschlucht, Barfusspfad, Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline)
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King's Throne (Konigstuhl) ©
King's Throne (Konigstuhl)
Karlstalschlucht ©
Karlstalschlucht
Weinessiggut Doktorenhof ©
Weinessiggut Doktorenhof

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