10 days in Bavaria Itinerary

10 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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10 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
4
Berchtesgaden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House and then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg day trip app .

Valletta, Malta to Nuremberg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valletta in July, with highs in Nuremberg at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), don't miss a visit to Old Town, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg journey planner.

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 July in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Burggarten ©
Burggarten
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), explore the ancient world of Antike Romervilla, contemplate the long history of Neuschwanstein Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alpseebad.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hohenschwangau road trip planning site .

Getting from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Hohenschwangau sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antike Romervilla, Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad

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 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigsee, don't miss a visit to Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Berchtesgaden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©

4
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.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, stroll around English Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire all the interesting features of Allianz Arena.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich trip maker site .

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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