23 days in Ashford & Germany Itinerary

23 days in Ashford & Germany Itinerary

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Ashford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Wolfsburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
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Hameln, Germany
— 1 night
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Bielefeld, Germany
— 1 night
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Ashford, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ashford road trip planning app.

Durham to Ashford is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Durham in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Ashford. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 2nd (Sat).
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the long history of Goethe House. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then don't miss a visit to Main Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Romer.

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Fly from Ashford to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ashford to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 2 nights

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, admire the striking features of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then meet the residents at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally examine the collection at Porsche Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and finally wander the streets of Konigstrasse.

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Take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then walk around English Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. On the next day, make a trip to Marienplatz, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 2 nights

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 1 night

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Leipzig, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, and finally appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Leipzig journey app.

Take a train from Nuremberg to Leipzig in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Wolfsburg.
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Wolfsburg, Germany — 1 night

Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
On the 15th (Fri), walk around Allerpark Wolfsburg, then examine the collection at Volkswagen Auto Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Autostadt.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wolfsburg day trip planning app.

Take a train from Berlin to Wolfsburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Planten un Blomen, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hamburg road trip planner.

Getting from Wolfsburg to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), then get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, then make a trip to Marktplatz, and finally don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bremen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Bremen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bremen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hameln.
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Hameln, Germany — 1 night

Hamelin is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche Bad Pyrmont Christuskirche, walk around Bad Pyrmont Kurpark, then wander the streets of Hameln Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Museum Hameln.

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

Drive from Bremen to Hameln in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hameln can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 1 night

Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
On the 20th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at VitaSol Therme, step into the grandiose world of Sparrenburg, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Bielefeld online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hameln to Bielefeld takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bielefeld are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 1 night

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at German Football Museum, then meet the residents at Zoom Erlebniswelt, and then stroll around Westfalenpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dortmund itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bielefeld to Dortmund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dortmund can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 22nd (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Dortmund to Cologne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Cologne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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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