Planning a road trip in Europe
June 1, 2012 10:49 AM Subscribe
I need some help planning a family road trip in Europe (Germany, Czech Republic and UK) this summer. Special details inside
posted by smcniven to travel & transportation (3 answers total)
I'm trying to come up with some good routes for a planned family trip to Europe this summer, and want to get ideas of potential attractions that would be suitable for our 2 boys (9 and 7).
Right now we have 2 absolutes: 1) Arrive in Frankfurt on Aug 6th, and depart Frankfurt on Aug 26th. 2) We also need to drive to Prague in the first couple of days of arrival and will be staying there for at least a 4-5 days.
Our other needs/wants are to visit our friends in London for a few days (during the gap between the Olympics and Paralympics) and spend a few days in the Heidelberg area visiting family.
I'm looking for a few things here so let me make a list:
1) Route between Heidelberg and Prague. I understand it's about a 5 hour drive. Where can we stop to break that up for the kids that would be interesting for them. This could be an overnight stop if required and could be on the inbound or outbound trip.
2) Route between Heidelberg and London. We've done the standard
north to Cologne, across Belgium and then Chunnel or Ferry from Calais. We're looking for a different route that would be interesting to take. Maybe Metz-Rheims-Calais or Metz-Paris-Caen. Maybe even crossing in Amsterdam or Esbjerg. We could even leave from Prague instead of Heidelberg if need be. We have the luxury to be flexible here.
3) Accomodations in the Heidelberg area. Our relatives are in the Heidelberg-Worms-Kaiserslautern area so we're looking for somewhere to stay that would let us visit family without to much driving.
Above all we are willing to be flexible in order to make this a memorable vacation for the kids. Looking forward to some creative suggestions!