8 days in Innsbruck & Bavaria Itinerary

8 days in Innsbruck & Bavaria Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Kempten, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche, explore the activities along Achensee, and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

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

Baden-Baden, Germany to Innsbruck is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and explore the activities along English Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip maker site.

Drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kempten.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Kempten, Germany

— 1 night
Kempten is the largest town of Allgäu, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany. Your day by day itinerary now includes Forum Allgau Kempten. On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Basilica, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Allgau Kempten, get engrossed in the history at Schauraum Erasmuskapelle, then test your team's savvy at Room of Secrets - Das Escape Game im Allgau, and finally admire the striking features of Steuerhaus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kempten tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Kempten in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Kempten

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then visit Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus. On your second day here, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then contemplate the long history of Tauberbrucke, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

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Drive from Kempten to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.