31 days in Bavaria Itinerary

31 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Berchtesgaden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Munich
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Regensburg
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Nuremberg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Rothenburg
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zugspitze and Reptilienzoo Allgaeu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Oberstdorf (Christles-See & Skydiving). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, fly down the slopes at Garmisch-Classic, get outside with Eckbauerbahn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Garmisch-Partenkirchen dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Oberstdorf, Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Freizeitpark Ruhpolding and Strandbad Ubersee. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Konigssee, contemplate the long history of The Eagle's Nest, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, and go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden.

Plan my day in Berchtesgaden using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Freizeitpark Ruhpolding, Strandbad Ubersee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Obersee ©
Obersee
Freizeitpark Ruhpolding ©
Freizeitpark Ruhpolding

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Deutsches Museum and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). The adventure continues: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich journey planner.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Regensburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Tours
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Caprima and Bayerwald Xperium make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bogenberg (in Bogen), Bayern-Park (in Reisbach) and Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Erlebniswelt Voglsam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tier- und Vogelpark Irgenod, and stroll around Herzogspark.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Regensburg online vacation planner.

You can drive from Munich to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tier- und Vogelpark Irgenod, Erlebniswelt Voglsam, Caprima, Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen, Bayerwald Xperium
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Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen ©
Tierfreigelaende im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen
Bayerwald Xperium ©
Bayerwald Xperium
Bayern-Park ©
Bayern-Park

5
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Family-friendly places like Playmobil-FunPark and Wildgehege Hufeisen will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Flussbad Hainbadestelle (in Bamberg) and Altmuehltal-Radweg (in Gunzenhausen). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, get outside with Wohrder Wiese, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tiergarten Nuernberg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Regensburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flussbad Hainbadestelle, Altmuehltal-Radweg, Wildgehege Hufeisen, Playmobil-FunPark
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Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum

6
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Family-friendly places like Wildpark an den Eichen and Margarete Steiff Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: St. Georg Ulm (in Ulm), Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, Pit-Pat Wonderland, &more) and Blautopf (in Blaubeuren). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg route maker.

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, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wurzburg, St. Georg Ulm, Zur Neckarschleife bei Hessigheim, Margarete Steiff Museum, Jagst- und Gronachtal
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Blautopf ©
Blautopf
Pit-Pat Wonderland ©
Pit-Pat Wonderland
Wildpark an den Eichen ©
Wildpark an den Eichen

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