9 days in Bavaria Itinerary

9 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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London
train + Fly + train:
7​h 45​min
Hohenschwangau
— Few hours
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Bamberg
— 2 nights
train:
2​h
Munich
— 3 nights
train + Fly + train:
4​h 45​min
London

1
day
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau is a village in 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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau custom trip planner.

London, UK to Hohenschwangau is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Hohenschwangau hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Sightseeing

Side Trip

Altstadt von Fuessen
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Neuschwanstein Castle
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen

3
days
Rothenburg

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Markusturm and Buttelhaus are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Town Walls, admire the landmark architecture of Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob, make a trip to Klingentor, and take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg tour planner.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town
Town Walls
Spital Bastion

2
days
Bamberg

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Imperial Castle of Nuremberg. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and then contemplate the long history of Palace of Justice.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Bamberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Sightseeing

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Nuremberg
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Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
St. Lorenz
Albrecht-Dürer-Haus

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Haidhausen. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bamberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Munich sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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Frauenkirche
St. Peter's Church

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