12 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

12 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

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12 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

Start: Show Low
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Oberammergau
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Freiburg im Breisgau
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Munich
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Show Low

2
nights
Munich

Munich ©
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.
Basilika St. Emmeram and Feldherrnhalle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Ammersee and Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Maria Laeng Kapelle (in Regensburg) and Furstenfeldbruck (Zisterzienserkloster Furstenfeld & St. Maria Himmelfahrt). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Antikensammlung, don't miss a visit to Mariensaule, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary site .

Show Low, USA to Munich is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Show Low to Munich. When traveling from Show Low in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Munich: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Regensburg, Furstenfeldbruck, Ammersee, Dachau Palace
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St. Maria Himmelfahrt ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram
Dachau Palace ©
Dachau Palace

1
night
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Andreas Church, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, then cruise along Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Schloss Berchtesgaden ©
Schloss Berchtesgaden
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden
Rossfeld Panoramastrasse ©
Rossfeld Panoramastrasse

3
nights
Oberammergau

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Escape the urban bustle at Laber and Reptilienhaus Oberammergau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Oberammergau Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oberammergau: Steingadener Richterhaus (in Schongau), Kloster Benediktbeuern (in Benediktbeuern) and Fussen (Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, Museum der Stadt Fussen, & more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, don't miss a visit to Pilatushaus, and see the interesting displays at Oberammergau Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oberammergau travel planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Oberammergau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oberammergau are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fussen, Kloster Benediktbeuern, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Steingadener Richterhaus
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Oberammergau Church ©
Oberammergau Church
Kloster Benediktbeuern ©
Kloster Benediktbeuern
Hohes Schloss ©
Hohes Schloss

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum, steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus, admire the striking features of Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Martin, then don't miss a visit to Augustinerplatz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Johanneskirche. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Ruine Hochburg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oberammergau to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Oberammergau, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Freiburg im Breisgau, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Schloßberg mit Ruine Flochberg, Ruine Hochburg
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Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg
Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte ©
Museum fuer Stadtgeschichte
Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg ©
Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg

1
night
Munich

Munich ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mariensaule, pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munich: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dachau Palace, Schloss Schleissheim
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim
Dachau Palace ©
Dachau Palace
Mariensaule ©
Mariensaule

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