17 days in Bavaria & Lichtenstein Itinerary

17 days in Bavaria & Lichtenstein Itinerary

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17 days in Bavaria & Lichtenstein Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  5​h
1
Munich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Ettal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Hohenschwangau
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lindau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lichtenstein
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Aschaffenburg
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Nuremberg
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Vilnius

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asam Church, St. Michael's Church and BMW Museum. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at BMW Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asam Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich travel planning website .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Munich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Munich is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Buchheim Museum der Phantasie, take a stroll through Marktstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Hilf-Kirche, and finally get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Ettal.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Buchheim Museum der Phantasie, Maria-Hilf-Kirche, Schloss Linderhof, Marktstrasse
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Buchheim Museum der Phantasie ©
Buchheim Museum der Phantasie
Pfarrkirche St. Martin ©
Pfarrkirche St. Martin

2
nights
Ettal

Ettal ©
Ettal is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.GeographyEttal is situated in the Oberland area in the Graswangtal between the Loisachtal and Ammertal, approx. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Geigenbaumuseum, get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hell Valley, contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alpseebad.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ettal trip builder app .

Ettal is just a short distance from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Ettal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Hohenschwangau, Oberammergau Church, Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, Hollentalklamm
Highlights from your plan
Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

few
hours
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hohenschwangau online route planner .

You can drive from Ettal to Hohenschwangau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ettal, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hohenschwangau, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Lindau.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Schwansee
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schwansee ©
Schwansee

1
night
Lindau

Lindau ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Munster Unserer Lieben Frau, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Affenberg Salem.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lindau online vacation maker .

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Lindau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lindau are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lichtenstein.

Things to do in Lindau

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Affenberg Salem
Highlights from your plan
Affenberg Salem ©
Affenberg Salem

few
hours
Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein ©
You've now added Lichtenstein Castle to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lichtenstein journey maker website .

Drive from Lindau to Lichtenstein in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lichtenstein are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Lichtenstein

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wasserfallsteig, Nebelhohle
Highlights from your plan
Nebelhohle ©
Nebelhohle
Schloss Lichtenstein ©
Schloss Lichtenstein

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lichtenstein to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aschaffenburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

1
night
Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg ©
Aschaffenburg is a town in northwest Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Wasserburg Seligenstadt, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, explore the striking landscape at Felsenmeer, then admire the landmark architecture of Burg Frankenstein, then take an in-depth tour of Mathildenhoehe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftsbasilika St. Peter und Alexander.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aschaffenburg itinerary planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Aschaffenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Aschaffenburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mathildenhoehe, Burg Frankenstein, Felsenmeer, Wasserburg Seligenstadt
Highlights from your plan
Mathildenhoehe ©
Mathildenhoehe

9
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church. Change things up with a short trip to Flussbad Hainbadestelle in Bamberg (about 1 hour away).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner .

Getting from Aschaffenburg to Nuremberg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Highlights from your plan
Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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