10 days in Bavarian Alps Itinerary

10 days in Bavarian Alps Itinerary

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10 days in Bavarian Alps Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Bad Reichenhall
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Detroit

4
nights
Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall ©
Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Take a break from the city and head to Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Rossfeld Panoramastrasse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Eagle's Nest and Kirche St. Bartholomae. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bad Reichenhall: Berchtesgaden (Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, Der Carl von Linde Weg, & more). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden, expand your understanding of the military at Bunkeranlage, and explore the fascinating underground world of Salzheilstollen Berchtesgaden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bad Reichenhall trip maker .

Detroit, USA to Bad Reichenhall is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in February; daily highs in Bad Reichenhall reach 43°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Bad Reichenhall

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
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Kirche St. Bartholomae ©
Kirche St. Bartholomae
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Step out of the city life by going to Zugspitze and Partnachklamm. Get a sense of the local culture at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten and Pfarrkirche St. Martin. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, take in the awesome beauty at Wank Mountain, get outside with Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, and explore the striking landscape at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bad Reichenhall to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz