15 days in Bavaria Itinerary

15 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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15 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Berchtesgaden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Regensburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bamberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Wurzburg
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h
End: Houston

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wies Church and Andechs Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture and Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Oberammergau Church (in Oberammergau), Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald (in Mittenwald). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ettal Abbey, wander the streets of Fuggerei, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and see the interesting displays at Audi Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner .

Houston, USA to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Houston to Munich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, things will get colder in Munich: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Fuggerei, Wies Church, Ettal Abbey
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

3
nights
Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Dokumentation Obersalzberg. Popular historic sites such as Kirche St. Bartholomae and Hotel Zum Turken are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Berchtesgaden to Burghausen to see Burg zu Burghausen about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and take a memorable drive along Rossfeld Panoramastrasse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden trip maker website .

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Burg zu Burghausen
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Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace
Burg zu Burghausen ©
Burg zu Burghausen
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©

2
nights
Regensburg

Regensburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Weltenburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Barbara Abensberg, then take an in-depth tour of Walhalla, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, step into the grandiose world of Trausnitz Castle, contemplate the long history of Befreiungshalle Kelheim, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Emmeram Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alte Kapelle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Regensburg sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Regensburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Regensburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kelheim, Landshut, Pfarrkirche St. Barbara Abensberg, Walhalla
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Alte Kapelle ©
Alte Kapelle
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram

2
nights
Bamberg

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz, then step into the grandiose world of Veste Coburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Altenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of the Vierzehnheiligen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage).

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bamberg itinerary planner.

Drive from Regensburg to Bamberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Basilica of the Vierzehnheiligen, Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Veste Coburg
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Veste Coburg ©
Veste Coburg

3
nights
Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marienburg Fortress and Neumuenster. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and St. George Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkapelle, learn about winemaking at Weingut Hirn, and make a trip to Hofkirche.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Bamberg to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Weingut Hirn
Highlights from your plan
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. George Church ©
St. George Church

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