10 days in Esslingen am Neckar & Baden-Baden Itinerary

10 days in Esslingen am Neckar & Baden-Baden Itinerary

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10 days in Esslingen am Neckar & Baden-Baden Itinerary

Start: Esslingen am Neckar
Esslingen am Neckar
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Esslingen am Neckar

Esslingen am Neckar

Esslingen am Neckar ©
Sigmaringen Castle and Johannes Deppisch Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Blautopf and Kletterwald Laichingen will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Esslingen am Neckar side-trips: Wertheim (Wertheim Castle & Historischer Marktplatz), Archaeologischer Moorlehrpfad (in Bad Buchau) and Schwabisch Hall (St. Michael & Kunsthalle Wurth Museum).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Esslingen am Neckar online vacation maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Stuttgart Airport, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport and Memmingen Allgau Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Esslingen am Neckar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ulm, Wertheim, Schwabisch Hall, Alte Rathaus, Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main
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Sigmaringen Castle ©
Sigmaringen Castle
St. Michael ©
St. Michael
Harburg Castle ©
Harburg Castle


Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelische Stadtkirche, then identify plant and animal life at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, then cruise along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenbaden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baden-Baden planner .

Drive from Esslingen am Neckar to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Evangelische Stadtkirche, Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
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Burg Hohenbaden ©
Burg Hohenbaden
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg