©

Heidelberg trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Heidelberg

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  Baden-Wurttemberg  /  Heidelberg

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley. It's considered a jewel among German travel destinations. In this region, the legend-rich Odenwald (a low-mountain range) opens up toward the sprawling Rhine river plains--a densely populated part of the country. Home to the nation's oldest university, established in 1386, Heidelberg has a huge student population from around Europe. It's not only a city of academic excellence, but also a place of diversity and youthful energy. Visitors from around the globe tour the town for its celebrated cityscape, packed with historical attractions and other sights. The ruins of a famous castle here are considered the most important Renaissance structure north of the Alps. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Heidelberg trip itinerary using our Germany online trip planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Heidelberg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Heidelberg

Most of the city's lodging is centralized near Altstadt, the Old Town. Here cafes, shops, and tourist sites line the cobbled streets. Many of the guesthouses here work hard to retain the area's historical feel.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Heidelberg

19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Castle Road BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Castle Road BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Heidelberg BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Heidelberg BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Heidelberg & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans