11 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

11 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

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11 days in Bavaria & Black Forest Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Nuremberg
— 1 night
2
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hohenschwangau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and finally find something for the whole family at Playmobil -FunPark. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), appreciate the history behind Gockelreiterbrunnen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberger Dom, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg holiday builder tool .

Seattle, USA to Nuremberg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Nuremberg. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nuremberg, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg, Playmobil FunPark
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Playmobil FunPark ©
Playmobil FunPark
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Museum. There's still lots to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and stroll around English Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munich trip website .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, explore the historical opulence of Neuschwanstein Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Alpseebad.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau trip planning tool .

Drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Wies Church
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad

3
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Old Town and Neumunster will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Margarete Steiff Museum and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Joannes Philippus Episcopus Church, & more) and St. George Church (in Dinkelsbuhl). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), contemplate the long history of Old Town, and admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Drive from Hohenschwangau to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Margarete Steiff Museum
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Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

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night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), examine the collection at German Pharmacy Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), and finally step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heidelberg trip planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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