14 days in Bavaria Itinerary

14 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bavaria vacation planner

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Nuremberg
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Schwangau
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tiergarten Nuernberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nuremberg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Nuremberg hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Falkenhaus, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg itinerary site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Schwangau

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Schwangau online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rothenburg to Schwangau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rothenburg in December since evenings lows in Schwangau dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munich

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Deutsches Museum and Munich Residenz. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.