51 days in Bavaria Itinerary

51 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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51 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Rothenburg
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Regensburg
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Passau
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Berchtesgaden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Fussen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Gunzburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Munich
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Boston

14
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach), Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, St. Kilian Cathedral, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg online journey planner .

Boston, USA to Rothenburg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Rothenburg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Rothenburg to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Karlsruhe, Schweinfurt, Deutsche Greifenwarte, Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg
Highlights from your plan
Margarethenschlucht ©
Margarethenschlucht
Pit-Pat Wonderland ©
Pit-Pat Wonderland
Deutsche Greifenwarte ©
Deutsche Greifenwarte

6
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online itinerary planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Playmobil-FunPark
Highlights from your plan
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Room Escape Games

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Regensburg: Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach), Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald (in Grafenau) and Kelheim (Donaudurchbruch & Kreuzweg Weltenburg). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Emmeram Church, have some family-friendly fun at Rodel- und Freizeitparadies St. Engelmar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alte Kapelle.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Regensburg visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Nuremberg to Regensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Passau.

Things to do in Regensburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kelheim, Rodel- und Freizeitparadies St. Engelmar, Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Walhalla, Bogenberg
Highlights from your plan
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald ©
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
Bogenberg ©
Bogenberg

4
nights
Passau

Passau ©
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Passau: Neuschonau (Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen & Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald), Wallfahrtskirche Sammarei (in Ortenburg) and Bayern-Park (in Reisbach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Dreifluesseeck, explore the landscape on two wheels at Innpromenade, and make a trip to Veste Oberhaus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Passau tour itinerary app .

Take a train from Regensburg to Passau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Passau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Neuschonau, Bayern-Park, Wallfahrtskirche Sammarei
Highlights from your plan
Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald ©
Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald
Bayern-Park ©
Bayern-Park

4
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.
Berchtesgaden is known for historic sites, nature, scenic drive, spas, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, stroll through Der Carl von Linde Weg, explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, and have some family-friendly fun at Rennbob-Taxi.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Berchtesgaden online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Passau to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Lake Chiemsee
Highlights from your plan
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Obersee ©
Obersee
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Step out of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with an excursion to Sylvensteinsee in Jachenau--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, hit the slopes at Alpspitz, get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Sylvensteinsee, Hollentalklamm, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Highlights from your plan
Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

4
nights
Fussen

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fussen: Breitachklamm (in Tiefenbach), Oberstdorf (Skydiving & Fellhorn / Kanzelwandbahn) and Hinanger Wasserfall (in Sonthofen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, explore the activities along Alatsee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lechfall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fussen trip builder website .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gunzburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oberstdorf, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Hinanger Wasserfall, Wies Church
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Skydiving
Breitachklamm ©
Breitachklamm

1
night
Gunzburg

Gunzburg ©
Günzburg is a Große Kreisstadt and capital of the district of Günzburg in Swabia, Bavaria. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Margarete Steiff Museum, then take a stroll through Historische Altstadt Günzburg, and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Deutschland Resort.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gunzburg trip builder .

Getting from Fussen to Gunzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Gunzburg

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Margarete Steiff Museum
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Deutschland Resort ©
Legoland Deutschland Resort
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

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.
Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, walk around Olympiapark, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Gunzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Room Escape Games

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