11 days in Bavaria Itinerary

11 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bavaria trip planner

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Regensburg
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Regensburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich
— 1 night
Drive
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Fussen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Phoenix

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Regensburg

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Peter's, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, and then contemplate the long history of Befreiungshalle Kelheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Walhalla, then snap pictures at Old Stone Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Regensburg trip builder website.

Phoenix, USA to Regensburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Phoenix to Regensburg, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in March, with highs in Regensburg at 48°F and lows at 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Munich

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Karlstor, then admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, then explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Regensburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Shopping

Fussen

— 3 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt von Fuessen and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald. Get in touch with nature at Breitachklamm and Skydiving. Venture out of the city with trips to Garmisch-Classic (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Oberammergau Church (in Oberammergau) and Fellhorn / Kanzelwandbahn (in Oberstdorf). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fussen trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Fussen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Fussen, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Fussen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rothenburg

— 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 28th (Sun), make a trip to Hofkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then make a trip to Klingentor, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nuremberg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz Bamberg. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Handwerkerhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, then steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.