8 days in Castle Road Itinerary

8 days in Castle Road Itinerary

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8 days in Castle Road Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and make a trip to Altstadt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg journey maker website .

Los Angeles, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Nuremberg to be little chillier, around 31°F, while days are much colder, around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Georgs Brunnen
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1
night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) ©