16 days in Germany, Greece & Chicago Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Greece & Chicago Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
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Munich, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Ulm, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Koblenz, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Chicago, United States
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Chicago, United States

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
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Oklahoma City to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll set off for Munich on the 14th (Sat).
Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Munich Residenz, Asamkirche and Olympiapark. On the 15th (Sun), see where the action happens at Olympiapark. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

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You can fly from Chicago to Munich in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. In May, Munich is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fussen.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Fussen, Germany — 1 night

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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Drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Fussen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ulm.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Ulm, Germany

Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Metzgerturm as well as The Leaning House. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Metzgerturm, steep yourself in history at The Leaning House, and then make a trip to Ulmer Münster.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ulm trip itinerary app.

Drive from Fussen to Ulm in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ulm are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
Historic Sites
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rodertor. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rodertor.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ulm to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Wurzburg, Germany

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fortress Marienberg, Alte Mainbruecke and Würzburg Residence. On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Wurzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koblenz.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Koblenz, Germany — 1 night

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ehrenbreitstein Fortress as well as Rhine River Day Cruises.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koblenz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Koblenz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Koblenz can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cologne.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chocolate Museum as well as Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cologne route planner.

You can drive from Koblenz to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Cologne, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Dusseldorf.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Dusseldorf, Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll set off for Fira on the 22nd (Sun).
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Kamari Beach, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Fira by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Fira is somewhat warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 75°F and lows of 63°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hadrian's Library, Temple of Hephaestus, Roman Agora, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.
Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Chicago, United States

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Chicago by flight takes about 13.5 hours. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Athens to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to home.
Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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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.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.