13 days in Germany Itinerary

13 days in Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Germany Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Trier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Wurzburg
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 20th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, browse the different shops at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Justice. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, then make a trip to Dom zu Worms, and finally stroll the grounds of Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip planning tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Worms
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Liebfrauen, Frankfurt ©
Liebfrauen, Frankfurt
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©

3
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at DB Museum (German Railway Museum) and Veste Coburg. Popular historic sites such as Kaiserburg Nurnberg and City Walls of Nuremberg are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein), Basilika Goessweinstein (in Gossweinstein) and Schloss Ehrenburg (in Coburg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, view the masterpieces at Goldschlagerschaupavillon Innenstadt, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and steep yourself in history at Elisabethkirche.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Coburg, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Basilika Goessweinstein, Goldschlagerschaupavillon Innenstadt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Veste Coburg ©
Veste Coburg
DB Museum (German Railway Museum) ©
DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Viktualienmarkt and Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Ettal Abbey. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ettal Abbey, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Trier

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaiserthermen. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt, look for gifts at Rituals, then have fun and explore at Spielzeugmuseum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Trier trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Trier by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Konstantinbasilika ©
Konstantinbasilika

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night
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, don't miss a visit to Hofkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkapelle, and finally explore the galleries of Fortress Marienberg.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Neumuenster
Neumuenster

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