7 days in Castle Road Itinerary

7 days in Castle Road Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Castle Road planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Newark

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Nuremberg — 3 nights

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frauenkirche and Museum Fur Historische MaybachFahrzeuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Basilika Goessweinstein (in Gossweinstein) and Schlossgarten (in Erlangen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Industriekultur, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg attractions planner.

Newark, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., test the waters at Franken-Therme Bad Windsheim, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Weikersheim, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rothenburg trip maker site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg — 2 nights

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, then contemplate the long history of Carl's Square (Karlsplatz), and then admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dokumentations - Und Kulturzentrum der Deutschen Sinti und Roma, then contemplate the long history of Michaelskloster, and then examine the collection at Sammlung Prinzhorn.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg day trip site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rothenburg in February, you will find days in Heidelberg are a bit cooler (35°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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