8 days in Bavarian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Bavarian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mobile
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
Bad Reichenhall
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Mobile

Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall ©
Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bad Reichenhall: Berchtesgaden (Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, The Eagle's Nest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Reichenhall attractions planner.

Mobile, USA to Bad Reichenhall is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mobile to Bad Reichenhall. Traveling from Mobile in August, expect Bad Reichenhall to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Bad Reichenhall

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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
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Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, get outside with Alpspitz, then take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Wank Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip tool.

Drive from Bad Reichenhall to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX