24 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

24 days in Germany & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 8 nights
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Mainz, Germany
— 7 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 day
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 8 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Procession of Princes, &more). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin tour planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Berlin is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montevideo to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Mainz.
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Mainz, Germany — 7 nights

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz), Marksburg (in Braubach) and Room Escape Games (in Neuwied). Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

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You can fly from Berlin to Mainz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 day

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): visit Altstadt (Old Town), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg trip planning app.

You can drive from Mainz to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Eguisheim (Saint-Leon Fountain & Vieille ville d'Eguisheim), Riquewihr (Vieille Ville & Feerie de Noel) and Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online trip builder.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Frankfurt is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), make a trip to Main Tower, and take in the views from Iron Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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