11 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

11 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baden-Wurttemberg Trip Planner
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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 Altstadt (Old Town) 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: trek along Philosopher’s Walk, 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 go by car to Gengenbach.
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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 Freiburger Münster. Venture out of the city with trips to Schluchsee (in Schluchsee), Dom St. Blasien (in Sankt Blasien) and Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau (in Todtnau). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Titisee, contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, find something for the whole family at Rodelbahn Gutach, and don't miss a visit to Gengenbach Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gengenbach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Gengenbach takes 1.5 hours. August in Gengenbach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
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