15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

15 days in Thuringia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thuringia holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Erfurt Airport, Drive to Nordhausen
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Nordhausen
— 1 night
Drive
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Eisenach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Greiz
— 4 nights
Drive to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Fly to McCarran International Airport

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Nordhausen

— 1 night
Nordhausen is a city in Thuringia, Germany. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mittelbau Dora. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Nordhauser Traditionsbrennerei, then get outside with Barbarossahohle, and then explore the world behind art at Panorama Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nordhausen trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Nordhausen is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Nordhausen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eisenach.

Things to do in Nordhausen

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Eisenach

— 4 nights
Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany with 42,000 inhabitants, located 50km west of Erfurt, 70km southeast of Kassel and 150km northeast of Frankfurt. Venture out of the city with trips to Nationalpark Hainich (in Bad Langensalza), Gotha (Schloss Friedenstein & Stadt-Bad Gotha) and Muhlhausen (Bauernkriegsmuseum Kornmarktkirche, Rathaus Muhlhausen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Wartburg Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Marienglashoehle Friedrichroda, examine the collection at Automobile Welt Eisenach, and cool off at Aquaplex.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eisenach attractions planning app.

You can drive from Nordhausen to Eisenach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jena.

Things to do in Eisenach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Jena

— 4 nights
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. Venture out of the city with trips to Erfurt (Historische Altstadt, Kramerbrucke Erfurt, &more) and Weimar (Park an der Ilm, Schillers Wohnhaus, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, admire the masterpieces at Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goethes Gartenhaus, and see the interesting displays at Liszt Haus.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jena road trip planning tool.

Drive from Eisenach to Jena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jena can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Greiz.

Things to do in Jena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Greiz

— 4 nights
Greiz is a town in Thuringia, and it is the capital of the district of Greiz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greiz: Gera (Hofwiesenpark, Sankt Salvatorkirche, &more), Tiergehege Zeulenroda-Triebes (in Zeulenroda) and Altenburg (Lindenau Museum & Inselzoo). There's much more to do: stroll around Furstlich Greizer Park, step into the grandiose world of Sommerpalais, don't miss a visit to Weisses Kreuz, and go for a walk through Pulverturm Greiz.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greiz travel route app.

Drive from Jena to Greiz in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jena in July, Greiz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greiz

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Thuringia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.