14 days in Castle Road Itinerary

14 days in Castle Road Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Castle Road travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Heidelberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg
— 6 nights
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Heidelberg

— 4 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Step out of Heidelberg to go to Mannheim and see Schleuse Feudenheim, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg vacation builder website.

Minneapolis, USA to Heidelberg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Heidelberg dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, and steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Heidelberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Nuremberg

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bamberg (Altes Rathaus, Bamberg Altstadt, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg online trip builder.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip