15 days in Bavaria & Salzburg Itinerary

15 days in Bavaria & Salzburg Itinerary

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1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 7 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 1 night

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, thenengage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Memmingen Allgau Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. August in Munich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

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

7
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Poellat Gorge), Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Altstadt von Fuessen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fussen, Ettal, Oberammergau, Hohenschwangau, Schwangau
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg route maker app.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Munich, Germany

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip maker website.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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