14 days in Bavaria Itinerary

14 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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14 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Munich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. St. Peter's Church and Dom St. Stephan will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Passau (St. Michael's Church & Dreifluesseeck). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Munich is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Munich reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Passau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Take a break from the city and head to Zugspitze and Alpspitz. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen & Benediktinerkloster St. Mang). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, stroll through Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Martin, and identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen online journey planner.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fussen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt and Town Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Würzburg Residence and Reichsstadtmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Marienkapelle & Fortress Marienberg), Boellat (in Burgfelden) and Jagst- und Gronachtal (in Satteldorf). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, examine the collection at German Christmas Museum, make a trip to Galgentor, and admire the striking features of Die Rossmuhle.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg route maker website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Boellat, Jagst- und Gronachtal
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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