7 days in Bavaria Itinerary

7 days in Bavaria Itinerary

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7 days in Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Munich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Schwangau
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Syracuse

2
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

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Syracuse, USA to Munich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Syracuse, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), take a stroll through Altstadt, then make a trip to Das Plonlein, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and finally don't miss a visit to Romantische Strasse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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Schwangau

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Schwangau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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