55 days in Bavaria Itinerary

55 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Munich
— 11 nights
2
Berchtesgaden
— 5 nights
3
Passau
— 4 nights
4
Regensburg
— 5 nights
5
Nuremberg
— 7 nights
6
Rothenburg
— 7 nights
7
Gunzburg
— 3 nights
8
Fussen
— 5 nights
9
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 6 nights

11
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.
When in Munich, make a side trip to see Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau, approximately Dachau away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Munich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Munich sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berchtesgaden: Inzell (Wanderung durch die Weissbachschlucht & Moor - Erlebnis Pfad), Woessener See (in Unterwossen) and Giessenbachklamm (in Kiefersfelden). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, have some family-friendly fun at Rennbob-Taxi, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden trip tool.

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Passau.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Inzell, Lake Chiemsee, Woessener See, Jenner Bergbahn
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Obersee ©
Obersee
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Passau: 1. Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel (in Zwiesel), Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein (in Lindberg) and Neuschonau (Lusen & Baumwipfelpfad Bavarian Forest). There's lots more to do: get outside with Inn Valley Bicycle Path, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Domschatz- und Dioezesanmuseum, and make a trip to Schaiblingsturm.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Passau road trip site.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Passau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Passau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Neuschonau, 1. Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel, Aktivzentrum Bodenmais, Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein, Naturhochseilpark
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Lusen ©
Lusen
Baumwipfelpfad Bavarian Forest ©
Baumwipfelpfad Bavarian Forest
Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein ©
Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Regensburg: Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach), Erlebniswelt Voglsam (in Schonau) and Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald (in Grafenau). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee, examine the collection at Domschatz Museum, walk around Fischhofpark, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche Sankt Kassians.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Regensburg tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Passau to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Regensburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kelheim, Sankt Englmar, Bogenberg, Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Erlebniswelt Voglsam
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Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald ©
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
Rodel- und Freizeitparadies St. Engelmar ©
Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee ©
Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee

7
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grosser Dutzendteich ©
Grosser Dutzendteich
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

7
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Wurzburg (Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, Alte Mainbruecke, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and admire the striking features of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg journey builder website.

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 May in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gunzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Pit-Pat Wonderland ©
Pit-Pat Wonderland
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Gunzburg

Gunzburg ©
Günzburg is a Große Kreisstadt and capital of the district of Günzburg in Swabia, Bavaria. Get out of town with these interesting Gunzburg side-trips: Nordlingen (Brot und Tanzhaus, Historische Stadtmauer, &more), Pestsaeule (in Wallerstein) and Donauworth (Rieder Tor & Wallfahrtskirche Heilig-Kreuz). There's much more to do: stop by Historische Altstadt Günzburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Klosterkirche Oberelchingen, make a trip to Basilika St. Peter, and take in the views from Steinerne Brucke.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gunzburg tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rothenburg to Gunzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Gunzburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Gunzburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nordlingen, Donauworth, Steinerne Brucke, Pestsaeule, Klosterkirche Oberelchingen
Highlights from your plan
Klosterkirche Oberelchingen ©
Klosterkirche Oberelchingen
Villa Ampere ©
Villa Ampere
Historische Stadtmauer ©
Historische Stadtmauer

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Golfplatz Oberstaufen-Steibis (in Steibis), Lechbruck am See (in Lechbruck) and Skulpturenweg Maierhoefen (in Maierhofen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, identify plant and animal life at Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang, get outside with FlyTeam, and trek along Vaterlandsweg.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fussen using our trip planner.

You can drive from Gunzburg to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Fussen

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bad Hindelang, Oberstdorf, Immenstadt im Allgau, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Golfplatz Oberstaufen-Steibis
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang ©
Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang
Wildbachtobel ©
Wildbachtobel

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Soier See (in Bad Bayersoien), Hochseilgarten IsarWinkel (in Lenggries) and Sylvensteinsee (in Jachenau). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, contemplate the waterfront views at Walchensee, explore the striking landscape at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel planner.

You can drive from Fussen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Grainau, Kuhflucht Wasserfall, Soier See, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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