13 days in Bavaria Itinerary

13 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Berchtesgaden
— 1 night
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Augsburg
— 1 night
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden

— 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa & Familien Resort Rupertus Therme and then cool off at Badepark Inzell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Watzmann Therme, then relax and rejuvenate at Salzheilstollen, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Berchtesgaden.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berchtesgaden day trip planner.

Munich to Berchtesgaden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Spas · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munich

— 4 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Roberto Beach and Strandbad St. Alban. Head to Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and Mercedes mefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, look for gifts at Schrannenhalle, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and admire the striking features of Asamkirche.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip tool.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Augsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Augsburg

— 1 night

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at City Galerie, then stop by Stadtmarkt Augsburg, then see the interesting displays at MAN Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Die Wallfahrtskirche Maria Birnbaum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Augsburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Augsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Augsburg

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rothenburg

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, boost your wellbeing at Franken-Therme Bad Windsheim, take in the views from Tauberbrucke, then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hohenlohe Open Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gumbertus Kirche.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, then get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lusamgartlein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskane Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael Kirche.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wurzburg attractions planning tool.

Getting from Rothenburg to Wurzburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), then cool off at Kristall Palm Beach, then make a trip to St. Rochus Kirche, and finally stop by Ultra Comix. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Toy Museum, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Hugendubel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

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.