11 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

11 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baden-Wurttemberg Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Heidelberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gengenbach
— 5 nights
Drive to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Heidelberg

— 5 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Family-friendly places like Schloss Heidelberg and Philosopher’s Walk will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Stuttgart (Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more) and Baden-Baden (MerkurBergbahn, Lichtentaler Allee, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and walk around Luisenpark.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg route site.

Valletta, Malta to Heidelberg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in August, things will get slightly colder in Heidelberg: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gengenbach

— 5 nights
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Kids will appreciate attractions like Europa-Park and Schluchsee. Venture out of the city with trips to Triberger Waterfall (in Triberg), Dom St. Blasien (in Sankt Blasien) and Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau (in Todtnau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Freiburger Münster, find something for the whole family at Rodelbahn Gutach, make a trip to Munsterplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gengenbach road trip website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Gengenbach in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.