9 days in Castle Road & Coburg Itinerary

9 days in Castle Road & Coburg Itinerary

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9 days in Castle Road & Coburg Itinerary

Start: Calais
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coburg
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Calais

2
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll explore and learn at Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) and Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte). Get a sense of the local culture at Burg Stahleck and Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heidelberg: Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline) (in Bad Durkheim) and Alte Haus (in Bacharach). The adventure continues: browse the collection at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek), contemplate the long history of Michaelskloster, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, and don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip planner .

Calais, France to Heidelberg is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bacharach, Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline)
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Burg Stahleck ©
Burg Stahleck
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet
Alte Haus ©
Alte Haus

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Haalplatz, steep yourself in history at Johanniterhalle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg.

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Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schwabisch Hall
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Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede
Rodertor ©
Rodertor
Siebers Tower ©
Siebers Tower

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
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 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Unschlitthaus, steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, contemplate the long history of Elisabethkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Gossweinstein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika Goessweinstein. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nassauer Haus, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, steep yourself in history at Kongresshalle Nurnberg, then examine the collection at Museen der Stadt Nurnberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Historischer Kuntstbunker.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg online sightseeing planner .

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 September, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Coburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gossweinstein
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Unschlitthaus ©
Unschlitthaus
Elisabethkirche ©
Elisabethkirche
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation

1
night
Coburg

Coburg ©
Once the capital of an independent German principality, Coburg today resembles something out of a storybook with its medeival castle and town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rosenau, see the interesting displays at Naturkundemuseum, see the interesting displays at Coburger Puppenmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Evangelische Stadtkirche St. Moriz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Augustin.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coburg trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Coburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Pfarrkirche St. Augustin ©
Pfarrkirche St. Augustin
Schloss Rosenau ©
Schloss Rosenau
Naturkundemuseum ©
Naturkundemuseum

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