11 days in Bavaria Itinerary

11 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bavaria sightseeing planner

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Nuremberg
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg
— 3 nights
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Munich
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg travel route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Nuremberg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Nuremberg is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Rothenburg

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Museum fur Franken, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Munich

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

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.