15 days in Castle Road Itinerary

15 days in Castle Road Itinerary

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15 days in Castle Road Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nuremberg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Heidelberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

7
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some historical perspective at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg and Heilig-Geist-Spital. Explore hidden gems such as Altenburg and Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Bamberg (Bamberger Dom, Bamberg Altstadt, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Nuremburg Trial Courthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sebaldus Church, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Nuremberg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Nuremberg is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nuremberg, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Altenburg ©
Altenburg

4
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gerlachschmiede and Rodertor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Siebers Tower. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum).

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede
Siebers Tower ©
Siebers Tower
Rodertor ©
Rodertor

3
nights
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat) and Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche). Get outdoors at King's Throne (Konigstuhl) and Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun, explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), don't miss a visit to Jesuitenkirche, and snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mannheimer Wasserturm, Schwetzingen Schloss
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Heidelberg Tun ©
Heidelberg Tun
Schwetzingen Schloss ©
Schwetzingen Schloss
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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