10 days in Bavaria Itinerary

10 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Nuremberg Airport, Drive to Regensburg
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Regensburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich
— 3 nights
Fly

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Regensburg

— 1 night
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Emmeram, pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche, visit Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Golf Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St Peter's.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Regensburg itinerary planner.

Durham, UK to Regensburg is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in August, you will find days in Regensburg are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Nuremberg

— 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weissenstein, admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Obere Pfarre Unsere Liebe Frau, and finally contemplate the long history of Nassauer Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Weinstadel, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and finally ponder the design of Der Schoene Brunnen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Regensburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Klingentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg journey planning 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. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Schwangau

— 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
You've now added Schloss Neuschwanstein to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg, stroll around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Alatsee, explore the activities along Forggensee, then explore the activities along Schwansee, and finally head outdoors with Alpseebad.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Schwangau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munich

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Starnberger See and Frauenkirche. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bavaria travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.