After a concerted effort on my part, I've finally convinced DH that we should go somewhere over Christmas. We're only going to be here for another 10 months or so and I don't think we've seen or done enough "stuff" . DH has just on driving to Heidelberg. It looks like from Calais it's about 6 hours but we'd like to break the trip up and spend a night somewhere - for DS's sake - he'll be 22 months. Any suggestions? The trip is in its early planning stages and I'm open to and and all suggestions .
Sorry I haven't checked this in a few days. There's been a change of plans and now we're driving to Garmisch in southern Germany which means a longer drive - 9 hours - and I think we'll probaby wind up staying overnight in Metz which is bit under halfway there - according to google maps. I'll check out viamichelin too. Then we'll spend Christmas and a few extra days in Heidelberg before heading back home.
I'll check out Luxembourg for the returnn journey from Heidelberg to Calais - another stamp on DS's passport!
We travelled to the Chiemsee (similar distance to Garmisch?) when our twins were 4 months old and drove it in one stretch. We stopped every 1.5 - 2 hrs so they could lie flat and stretch and we had no ill effects from it.
I think it depends on how your DS travels. If he's used to long car journeys then travelling it in one day is definitely feasible.