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2 weeks Itinerary by car

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2 weeks Itinerary by car

My wife and I will have 2+ weeks in September in Germany. I constructed itinerary based on Rick Steve’s examples. All of it plan to do by car. I need review. Any suggestions welcome. I will have two long drives from Nuremberg to Berlin and Berlin to Bacharach. My plan to split drives in half stop for night in nice small towns. Any recommendation? I know it is packed but not sure what to remove.

16-Sep Arive in Frankfurt (15.05). Rent car. Drive to Wurzburg.

Night Wurzburg

17-Sep Driving Romantic road

Night Rothenburg

18-Sep Romantic road - arive Munich (1/3 day_evening in town)

Night Munich

19-Sep more Munich (full day)

Night Munich

20-Sep more Munich (leave evening)

Night Fussen or Reutte

21-Sep Castles

Night Fussen or Reutte

22-Sep More Bavaria/Tirol - drive to Sulzburg

Night Sulzburg

23-Sep Sulzburg

Night Sulzburg

24-Sep Driving thru small Austrian towns than drive to Nuremberg.

Night Nuremberg

25-Sep 1/2 day Nuremberg (leave evening)

Night ??? - 2-3 hours from Berlin?

26-Sep Berlin (3/4 day)

Night Berlin

27-Sep Berlin ( full day)

Night Berlin

28-Sep Berlin (3/4 day)

Night ??? 2-3 hours from Bacharach

29-Sep Rhine Valley

Night Bacharach

30-Sep Rhine Valley

Night Bacharach

1 Francfurt airport @ 9 a.m.

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1. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

An alternative could be:

Arrive Frankfurt

Train to Berlin

Train to Munich

Pick up car in Munich

Füssen and Salzburg

Nürnberg

Rothenburg

Würzburg

Mittelrhein

Frankfurt

that might save you some money in car rental fees and avoid the need to park in Berlin and Frankfurt. You will also replace the longer distances by high speed trains.

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2. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

I got rental for entire time for EUR 209 total. I search tickets for Frankfurt- Berlin and see them around EUR150 per person (total 300) plus schedule (need to wait several hours).

It is my first trip in EU by car, prior always used public transport but this time I like to do it by car.

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3. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

Whoever is tring to sell you Frankfurt to Berlin for 150 Euro is trying to rip you off. Standard fare is 118 Euro and 4 hours travel time on a direct train. The train fare will go down to 30-60 Euros if booked well in advance. At those price the train might be cheaper than car rent/gas/parking.

Edited: 6:26 pm, July 24, 2012
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4. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

After your comments about using trains I did more planing and research and here what I come-up with. Any more recommendations?

16-Sep Arive in Frankfurt (15.05) Train to Berlin @ 18.11 (109 E)

Night Berlin

17-Sep Berlin

Night Berlin

18-Sep Berlin

Night Berlin

19-Sep Berlin (night train Munich) 120E

Night Train

20-Sep Munich

Night Munich

21-Sep Munich

Night Munich

22-Sep Munich (rent a car 120E) Bavaria/Tirol

Night Fussen or Reutte

23-Sep Castles

Night Fussen or Reutte

24-Sep Sulzburg

Night Sulzburg

25-Sep Driving thru small Austrian towns than drive to Rothenburg.

Night Rothenburg

26-Sep Rothenburg

Night Rothenburg

27-Sep Driving Romantic road

Night Wurzburg

28-Sep Driving to Rhine

Night Bacharach

29-Sep Rhine Valley

Night Bacharach

30-Sep Rhine Valley

Night Bacharach

1 Francfurt airport @ 9 a.m.

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5. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

You second option is much better. One more suggestion: If you haven't bought your air ticket, get an "open jaw" ticket: Seattle to Berlin, return Frankfurt to Seattle. The FRA - Berlin train is not particularly interesting. Get you rental car the day you leave from Berlin, somewhere other than one of the airports More savings of money and time.

Incidentally, the toiwn in Austria is called Salzburg, not Sulzburg.

Edited: 7:42 pm, July 25, 2012
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6. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

I think your revised itinerary looks much better.

Hamburg, Germany
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7. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

This might also be helpful:

bahn.com/i/…rail_and_fly.shtml

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8. Re: 2 weeks Itinerary by car

After paying 107 Euro to fill up my car, driving from Frankfurt to Berlin, I checked on the air fare:

Lufthansa flight 68.- Euro....

Maybe something for you??

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