17 days in Bavaria Itinerary

17 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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17 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h
1
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Schwangau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Oberstdorf
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Regensburg
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Nuremberg
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Wurzburg
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Starnberger See and Lake Tegernsee. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Glyptothek. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Kampenwand (in Aschau Im Chiemgau), Wallbergbahn (in Rottach-Egern) and Ammersee (in Herrsching am Ammersee). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and make a trip to Fuggerei.

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Manchester, UK to Munich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Munich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Munich, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wallbergbahn, Starnberger See, Lake Tegernsee, Kampenwand, Fuggerei
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Wallbergbahn ©
Wallbergbahn
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Konigssee, explore the activities along Obersee, and then stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, then get outside with Hintersee, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Hintersee
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Obersee ©
Obersee
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge
Hintersee ©
Hintersee

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, hit the slopes at Alpspitz, and then trek along Hollentalklamm. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, hit the slopes at Partenkiirchner Bergbahen, get outside with Eckbauerbahn, then fly down the slopes at Garmisch-Classic, and finally head outdoors with Riessersee.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online road 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. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hollentalklamm
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Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm
Wank Mountain ©
Wank Mountain

2
nights
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
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 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Schwansee, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tegelberg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, explore the ancient world of Antike Romervilla, then get your game on at Sommerrodelbahn, then get outside with Poellatschlucht, and finally get outside with Poellat Gorge.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau planning website .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Schwangau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Schwangau: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oberstdorf.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Poellat Gorge
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Mount Tegelberg ©
Mount Tegelberg
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Poellat Gorge ©
Poellat Gorge

1
night
Oberstdorf

Nestled within the heart of the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf offers classic mountain charm combined with some of the best winter resorts and sports in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, explore the landscape on two wheels at Oytalroller, take in the awesome beauty at Nebelhorn, then admire the sheer force of Zipfelsbach Wasserfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Breitachklamm.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oberstdorf vacation planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Oberstdorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Oberstdorf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipfelsbach Wasserfall
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Skydiving
Breitachklamm ©
Breitachklamm
Nebelhorn ©
Nebelhorn

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Golf Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, then make a trip to Cathedral of St Peter's, then don't miss a visit to Maria Laeng Kapelle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Emmeram.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Regensburg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Oberstdorf to Regensburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Regensburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram

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nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kunsthalle Wurth Museum and Rosengarten. St. George Church and DB Museum (German Railway Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Nuremberg to Staffelstein to see Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planner.

You can take a bus from Regensburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosengarten, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, St. George Church, Kunsthalle Wurth Museum
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. George Church ©
St. George Church
Kunsthalle Wurth Museum ©
Kunsthalle Wurth Museum

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Wurzburg

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum fuer Franken, contemplate the long history of Fortress Marienberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkapelle, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Hofkirche. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Altstadt, then get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wurzburg online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marktplatz, Altstadt
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Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Neumuenster
Neumuenster

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