15 days in Bavaria Itinerary

15 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oberstdorf
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg

— 5 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.
Visit St. Lorenz Church and Old Town for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress Marienberg and Frauenkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Old Town (in Dinkelsbuhl), Regensburg (Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg & Cathedral of St Peter's) and Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, take a stroll through Fuggerei, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Weihenstephan.

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Manchester, UK to Nuremberg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Nuremberg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oberstdorf.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oberstdorf

— 3 nights

Hiking Village

Nestled within the heart of the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf offers classic mountain charm combined with some of the best winter resorts and sports in Europe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Altstadt von Fuessen and Breitachklamm. Visiting Nebelhorn and Fellhornbahn GmbH will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Oberstdorf: Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Lindau (Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture & Spielbank Lindau). There's much more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Hinanger Wasserfall, head outdoors with Fellhorn / Kanzelwandbahn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alte Eibe von Balderschwang.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oberstdorf trip website.

Drive from Nuremberg to Oberstdorf in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Oberstdorf

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

— 3 nights
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 Eibsee and Wank Mountain. Pilgrimage Church of Wies and Ettal Abbey will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Alpspitz, trek along Hollentalklamm, and steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planner.

Drive from Oberstdorf to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden

— 3 nights

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.
Herrenchiemsee New Palace and Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Obersee. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.