31 days in Bavaria Itinerary

31 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
2
Berchtesgaden
— 3 nights
3
Munich
— 7 nights
4
Regensburg
— 4 nights
5
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
6
Rothenburg
— 6 nights

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zugspitze and Schloss Hohenschwangau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Reptilienzoo Allgaeu (in Fussen) and Oberstdorf (Christles-See & Skydiving). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, explore the striking landscape at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, fly down the slopes at Garmisch-Classic, and take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Garmisch-Partenkirchen dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oberstdorf, Schloss Linderhof, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau

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.
Bring the kids along to Freizeitpark Ruhpolding and Strandbad Ubersee. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Konigssee, steep yourself in history at The Eagle's Nest, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and get your game on at Rennbob-Taxi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden road trip tool.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Freizeitpark Ruhpolding, Strandbad Ubersee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Obersee ©
Obersee
Freizeitpark Ruhpolding ©
Freizeitpark Ruhpolding

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like English Garden and Marienplatz. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munich itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Parks
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
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.
Attractions like Erlebniswelt Voglsam and Caprima make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayerwald Xperium (in Sankt Englmar), Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach) and Bogenberg (in Bogen). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Bayern-Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tier- und Vogelpark Irgenod, and stroll around Herzogspark.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Regensburg online vacation planner.

You can drive from Munich to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Regensburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen, Bayerwald Xperium, Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Bayern-Park, Tier- und Vogelpark Irgenod
Highlights from your plan
Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen ©
Bayerwald Xperium ©
Bayerwald Xperium
Bayern-Park ©
Bayern-Park

5
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Family-friendly places like Playmobil-FunPark and Kaiserburg Nurnberg will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Altmuehltal-Radweg (in Gunzenhausen), Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg) and Wildgehege Hufeisen (in Pegnitz). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Toy Museum, head outdoors with Woehrder See, and get to know the resident critters at Tiergarten Nuernberg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg holiday builder site.

You can drive from Regensburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Altmuehltal-Radweg, Playmobil-FunPark, Flussbad Hainbadestelle, Wildgehege Hufeisen
Highlights from your plan
Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Flussbad Hainbadestelle ©
Flussbad Hainbadestelle

6
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Family-friendly places like Wildpark an den Eichen and Margarete Steiff Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: St. Georg Ulm (in Ulm), Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Pit-Pat Wonderland, &more) and Blautopf (in Blaubeuren). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, get outside with Jagst- und Gronachtal, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Margarete Steiff Museum, St. Georg Ulm, Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim, Jagst- und Gronachtal
Highlights from your plan
Blautopf ©
Blautopf
Wildpark an den Eichen ©
Wildpark an den Eichen
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

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