8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Germany Trip Planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Chennai

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Heidelberg — 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head outdoors with Philosopher’s Walk, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, make a trip to Altstadt (Old Town), then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg driving holiday planning app.

Chennai, India to Heidelberg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Chennai to Heidelberg, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Heidelberg is colder than Chennai - with highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Goldene Lowe, make a trip to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Drive from Heidelberg to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg — 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 3 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Welfenmünster, make a trip to Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Martin, fly down the slopes at Hausberg, then head outdoors with Partenkiirchner Bergbahen, then get engrossed in the history at Werdenfels Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sebastian Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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