8 days in Castle Road Itinerary

8 days in Castle Road Itinerary

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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Washington

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Nuremberg

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Bamberg Altstadt and St. Sebaldus Church. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Bamberg (Altes Rathaus & Flussbad Hainbadestelle). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, get outside with Wohrder Wiese, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online trip maker.

Washington, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Nuremberg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Nuremberg is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally snap pictures at Tauberbrucke.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary site.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Heidelberg

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tinnunculus, trek along Philosopher’s Walk, and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). On the next day, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and then steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer).

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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