5 days in Bavaria Itinerary

5 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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5 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Hohenschwangau
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
Hohenschwangau is a former village and now an urban district of the municipality of Schwangau, Ostallgäu district, Bavaria, Germany.It is located between Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau and is visited by about 2 million people annually, where they start tours to the former royal palaces. For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau tour itinerary website .

Manchester, UK to Hohenschwangau is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Hohenschwangau due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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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 (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday app .

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then walk around English Garden. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, examine the collection at German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), make a trip to Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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