14 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

14 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Mannheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Baden-Baden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Konstanz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Stuttgart
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Mannheim

Mannheim ©
Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), thenexplore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). On the next day, put a fun spin on your tour with ENMAZE LiveGames, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche Lobenfeld, and finally see the interesting displays at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mannheim tour itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Mannheim is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect nights in Mannheim to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), Klosterkirche Lobenfeld
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

4
nights
Baden-Baden

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alter Schlachthof in Karlsruhe (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, and make a trip to MerkurBergbahn.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden route planning tool.

Getting from Mannheim to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Alter Schlachthof
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe ©
Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe

3
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Lake Titisee (in Titisee-Neustadt), Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Hinterzarten) and Menzenschwander Geissenpfad (in Menzenschwand). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, and get lost in a book at Universitatsbibliothek Freiburg.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Theme Parks Trails

Side Trips

Europa-Park, Lake Titisee, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Ruine Hochburg, Menzenschwander Geissenpfad
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

2
nights
Konstanz

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Mainau, thentake a leisurely stroll along Constance Harbour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Niederburg). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Schnetztor, pause for some photo ops at Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal, thentry for a hole-in-one at Bodensee AbenteuerGolf, thenstroll around Uferpark, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Constance (Bodensee).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Konstanz road trip planning app.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Konstanz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodensee AbenteuerGolf, Uferpark, Lake Constance (Bodensee)
Highlights from your plan
Mainau ©
Mainau
Old Town (Niederburg) ©
Old Town (Niederburg)
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour

2
nights
Stuttgart

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palace Square, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie, enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and then step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip planning app.

You can drive from Konstanz to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart