12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

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12 days in Germany & Alsace Itinerary

Start: Ptuj, Slovenia
Drive:  5 h
1
Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sinsheim, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Speyer, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Karlsruhe, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
7
Baden-Baden, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
8
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
11
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Ptuj, Slovenia

1
night
Regensburg, Germany

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.
On the 27th (Sat), wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Emmeram Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Regensburg online trip maker .

Ptuj, Slovenia to Regensburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ptuj in July; daily highs in Regensburg reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Rothenburg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Maria Laeng Kapelle ©
Maria Laeng Kapelle
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Regensburg to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sinsheim.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

few
hours
Sinsheim, Germany

Sinsheim ©
Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area of the state Baden-Württemberg about 22 kilometers southeast of Heidelberg and about 28 kilometers northwest of Heilbronn in the district Rhein-Neckar.GeographyOverviewIt consists of a town centre and 12 suburbs with a total population of 35,373 . On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Klosterkirche Lobenfeld, then examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), and then appreciate the history behind Skulpturenpark Juergen Goertz.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sinsheim vacation planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Sinsheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Sinsheim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skulpturenpark Juergen Goertz, Klosterkirche Lobenfeld
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Klosterkirche Lobenfeld ©
Klosterkirche Lobenfeld

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Elizabeth Gate and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), and finally identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg attractions planner .

Heidelberg is just a stone's throw from Sinsheim. July in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Speyer.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

few
hours
Speyer, Germany

Speyer
With origins in the days of the Roman Empire and a religious history dating as far back as the 4th century, Speyer has long been known for its role as a hotbed of ecclesiastical reform.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Speyer road trip tool .

You can drive from Heidelberg to Speyer in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 1st (Thu), you're off toKarlsruhe.

Things to do in Speyer

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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hours
Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Karlsruhe Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Karlsruhe tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Speyer to Karlsruhe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums
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Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe ©
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe Palace ©
Karlsruhe Palace

few
hours
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 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden tour itinerary planner .

Baden-Baden is just a short distance from Karlsruhe. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
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Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Pixel Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, wander the streets of La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Buvette aux Sept Ecluses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then soothe aching muscles at Stride Strasbourg Indoor Bike Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally look for gifts at Le Village de la Biere.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colmar day trip app .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In August, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Freiburg im Breisgau on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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1
night
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 4th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Schlossberg, and then stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau vacation maker 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. August in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg
Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof
Spas

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munich online holiday planner .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum ©
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum

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