11 days in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg & Paris Itinerary

Start: Karlsruhe, Germany
1
Karlsruhe, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Karlsruhe, Germany

3
nights
Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baden-Baden (Lichtentaler Allee, Weingut Schloss Neuweier, & more) and Stuttgart (Fernsehturm Stuttgart, Porsche Museum, & more).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe driving holiday tool .

Munich to Karlsruhe is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Stuttgart
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

2
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Heidelberg, Germany

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally partake in some friendly competition at ENMAZE LiveGames. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), then contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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