22 days in Bavaria Itinerary

22 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bavaria tour itinerary planner

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Wurzburg
— 4 nights
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Bayreuth
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Dinkelsbuhl
— 2 nights
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Schwangau
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
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Munich
— 6 nights
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Wurzburg

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
When in Wurzburg, make a side trip to see Blaues Haus in Wertheim, approximately Wertheim away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip itinerary builder site.

Boise, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Boise in August, things will get little chillier in Wurzburg: highs are around 77°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayreuth.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Bayreuth

— 2 nights
One of Germany’s most prolific centers for the arts, Bayreuth today offers a rich mixture of history, both physical and cultural.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of New Castle, steep yourself in history at Richard Wagner Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), and finally head outdoors with Felsenlabyrinth auf der Luisenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Seehof Castle.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bayreuth trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Bayreuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bayreuth

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuremberg

— 3 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.
You've now added Bernstein Museum to your itinerary. Take a break from Nuremberg with a short trip to Flussbad Hainbadestelle in Bamberg, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Altstadt, and steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nuremberg online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Bayreuth to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Dinkelsbuhl

— 2 nights
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rodertor, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally make a trip to Das Plonlein. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then make a trip to Klingentor, then contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dinkelsbuhl day trip planning app.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dinkelsbuhl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Dinkelsbuhl sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Schwangau

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, then explore the activities along Alpsee, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zugspitze, then take in the dramatic natural features at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Schwangau itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dinkelsbuhl to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Schwangau are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Almbachklamm, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, then steep yourself in history at The Eagle's Nest, and finally trek along Der Carl von Linde Weg.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden route planning website.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Berchtesgaden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munich

— 6 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly 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.